Last year saw the cost of maintaining the Colnbrook Recreation Ground hit a record £15,802.52, with thousands being spent on risk assessments, signage, and a maintenance regimen demanded by the Award’s criteria – while the other two parks in the parish, Albany and Crown Meadow receive little attention.
Colnbrook Recreation Ground and Pippins Park are among the very best 1,686 parks and green spaces in the UK of those judged by Keep Britain Tidy it was announced last month.
Cllr. Ray Angell said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for 4th year in a row from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that people in Colnbrook are benefiting from a green space of the very highest quality”.
The Parish Council has a cunning plan to appoint an Ambassador for the Conservation Area to take up maintenance issues with Slough Borough Council.
Colnbrook Recreation Ground maintained by the Parish Council and Pippins Park managed by Slough Borough Council have been held on to Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag award. The flags are given for parks that are considered to be well used community assets that are clean, safe and welcoming.
An Interim Quality Assessment has been carried out on Colnbrook Recreation Ground by a ‘Mystery Shopper’ for the Green Flag Award, finding it to be maintained to “the best standard possible”.
The Parish Council has again brushed aside residents’ concerns about the state of the Colnbrook’s parks and instead congratulated itself on a job well done.
Colnbrook with Parish Council is delighted to announce that Colnbrook Recreation Ground has again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award for excellent parks for the year 2014/2015.
Colnbrook Recreation Ground’s omission from the 2014 Green Flag Awards was due to an administrative error – not as a result of the syringes, broken vodka bottles, or dangerous play equipment.