VICTORIA PARK AWARDED THE COVETED GREEN FLAG AWARD ONCE AGAIN!
Victoria Park has once again been awarded ‘Green Flag’ status for 2022/23, recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. The Town Council received the Award for Victoria Park for the first time in 2019.
The prestigious Green Flag Award is the recognised mark of a quality park or green space and demonstrates to the public that the Park boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is well maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Cllr Jon Gage, Chair of the Council’s Green Spaces Working Group said, “We are absolutely delighted to retain this award, which is an objective of the Town Council Strategy. Throughout the seasons and in particular during the lockdowns of the pandemic, Victoria Park has been an outdoor haven for residents and visitors alike.
We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and we are pleased to have been able to bring a new attraction this year with the Newbury Adventure Golf which has proved to be a real hit with families. This award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining the Park to such a high standard”.
He continued, “We are very proud of Victoria Park and the facilities we have to offer. We are excited for the future, with the new café facility on the horizon the Park will be even more of a special place to be”.
The Green Flag Accreditation team noted that Victoria Park was very welcoming and an asset right in the middle of the town which was accessible for everyone to use with a lot of diverse habitats with the river, canal, mature trees and areas of longer grass too.
They also commented that there was lots for the public to do, with the Skatepark, Bowls Club, Splash Park, Tennis courts and children’s play areas together with good walks and green open space.
Commenting on the news that Victoria Park, Newbury has met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said, “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Victoria Park worthy of a Green Flag Award. This is a vital green space for the community in Newbury and this award is testament to all the hard work of the Town Council, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award scheme.”
Cllr Jon Gage, Chair of the Green Spaces Working Group firstname.lastname@example.org 01635 36591
Hugh Peacocke, CEO Newbury Town Council email@example.com 01635 35486