Colnbrook Rec and Pippins retain Green Flags

Four parks in Slough, including two in Colnbrook, have  maintained their coveted Green Flag status for 2013, Keep Britain Tidy has announced this week.

Colnbrook Recreation Ground and Pippins Park, both in the parish, and Salt Hill Park and Herschel Park have all held on to the award this year.

In total, 1,448 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award, making this a record year.

The Green Flag Awards in the UK are judged every year by an army of 800 volunteer expert judges who visit applicant sites and assess them against the eight criteria, including cleanliness, sustainability and conservation.

Pippins, Salt Hill and Herschel are all owned and maintained by Slough Borough Council, which says:

“Slough is proud to fly the Green Flag at Salt Hill Park and Pippins Park. The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards high standards in the management and maintenance of public parks and green spaces.”

Despite being owned by the parish and featuring prominently in the Parish Council’s submission to the Community Governance Review, Colnbrook Recreation Ground’s award is attributed to the Colnbrook Community Partnership.  Last week the “double-counting” of achievements in the Parish Council’s “Chairman’s Report” came under scrutiny, with credit being taken for achievements of various local organisations.

In South Bucks, both Black Park Country Park and Langley Park were also awarded a Green Flag and nearby Burnham Beeches won the award for the Corporation of London.

 

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External Links

Another record-breaking year for Green Flag Awards – Keep Britain Tidy

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