18-Jul-2019

Keep Britain Tidy’s prestigious green flags will continue to fly high in Priory Park and Paxton Pits in St Neots and Hinchingbrooke Country Park, thanks to the hard work of volunteers and Huntingdonshire District Council’s Countryside and Open Spaces Teams.

The National Green Flag award scheme, run by charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. The award celebrates Huntingdonshire District Council’s commitment to delivering high quality green open spaces for recreation and health, where we choose to live. The award assesses accessibility, community involvement and cleanliness as well as safety and security.

Head of Operations, Neil Sloper said: "We are delighted that three parks and green spaces in Huntingdonshire have been officially recognised with the prestigious Green Flag Award again. I want to thank the community groups, volunteers and our Operations Teams for their collaborative work in making this possible, and it demonstrates the continued priority the council places on our valued green spaces for the benefit of all who live, work and visit Huntingdonshire."

The award is also in recognition of all the Friends and community groups we partner with. If you are interested in volunteering or indeed helping us start a Friends Group for your local Park, please get in touch at environmental.services@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or call 01480 388388 and ask for the Environmental Services Development Team.

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners."

"Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement."

We invite you to keep healthy and active, by enjoying the outdoors in Huntingdonshire, a reason so many people choose to move to the area. Activities and events are run in our parks and open spaces, including a programme developed by the council’s Active Lifestyles Team.