Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2023
The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for five locations based in King’s Lynn & Hunstanton.
It was announced on Tuesday 18 July 2023 that Boston Square Sensory Garden and Heritage Gardens in Hunstanton, along with Mintlyn Crematorium, Tower Gardens and The Walks in King’s Lynn have achieved the accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it.
Cllr Bal Anota, Cabinet member for Property and Corporate Services, said:
“This announcement that five locations in west Norfolk have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our public open space team and the volunteers that make these green spaces a great space for everyone can enjoy. I thank them all for what they do and the positive impact they have on so many people across the borough.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said:
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved at the borough council in achieving a Green Flag Award once again.
“These sites provide vital green space for the community in West Norfolk, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.
The Green Flag Award Scheme (http://greenflagaward.org/) is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.
Any green space that is freely accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag Award status. A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups.