Two of Bassetlaw's parks are among the best in the country

Two of Bassetlaw's parks have been recognised as some of the best in the country.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 1:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 1:17 pm
The Canch and Kings Park have been given a Green Flag Award
The Canch and Kings Park have been given a Green Flag Award

The Canch in Worksop and Kings’ Park in Retford are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that Bassetlaw’s parks boasts the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

Coun Julie Leigh, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted to again receive Green Flag Awards for both Kings Park and The Canch.

“Our parks have fantastic facilities for all ages including modern splashpools, multi-use games areas, playgrounds, open spaces and beautifully maintained gardens.

“Each year we get lots of complements for our parks, so we know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors.

“These awards celebrate the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks to such a high standard, and it is testament to the hard work of our Parks and Open Spaces team, along with our Grounds Maintenance staff and our civic partners.”

Kings’ Park is celebrating more than a decade of world class standards after receiving its 11th successive Green Flag, while The Canch has achieved Green Flag status for the fifth year running.

Paul Todd, international Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.

“We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”