Performing parks recognised for excellence

From the Slough Express:

A third Slough park has been given the prestigious Green Flag for excellence. Herschel Park joins Pippins Park in Colnbrook and Salt Hill Park, which both retained their Green Flag status. It re-opened last year after a £2.7million project to restore it to its Victorian glory.

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Tony Down, parks manager for Herschel Park, said:

We are so happy Herschel has won. It truly is a wonderful place for everyone to enjoy and so many people have put their all into making it what it is today.

Langley Park and Black Park in South Bucks have also retained the award, the third year for Langley Park and the eighth for Black Park.

Tim Williams, country parks officer, said:

Our staff work very hard all year round to maintain our parks to a very high standard.

The award is a national scheme that recognises parks that meet the highest standards of management.

Footnote:

A SECOND of Colnbrook’s four public parks has been awarded the Green Flag.  Thanks to funding from the Colnbrook Community Partnership (pictured above) – the organisation that spends the money that big business “donates” to the village in return for polluting it – Colnbrook Recreation Ground has also been awarded with the prestigious award.  The Parish Council has purchased new flag poles for both sites and plans to hold a celebration for the media on Saturday 1 September 2012 at 10.00am at the Recreation Ground followed by Pippins Park at 10.30am.

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