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Date posted: 21 July 2023

Waverley gains another Green Flag!

Waverley Borough Council is delighted to add another Green Flag Award to its collection.  Badshot Lea Pond and Orchard has received its first Green Flag, adding to the 10 fantastic parks and green spaces which, once again, have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme  as some of the best in the world.

Blackheath Common, Frensham Great Pond & Common, Mare Hill Common, Bealeswood Common, Summerlands Estate, Lammas Lands, Broadwater Park, Phillips Memorial Park, Farnham Park, Weybourne Nature Reserve have all received green flags for a further year. Gaining a Green Flag for the first time is Badshot Lea Pond and Orchard.

Farnham Park is also a recipient, once again, of a Green Heritage Site Accreditation supported by Historic England, for the management of its historic features.

The green spaces which are all managed by the council, are among 2216 UK parks and green spaces that received a prestigious award this year.

This international Green Flag Award Scheme, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Councillor Steve Williams, Waverley Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “Once again, our beautiful parks and green spaces have been recognised in these prestigious awards.  This is testament to the hard work of our dedicated Parks and Countryside Team who are so passionate about our sites and maintain them to such a high standard as well as our contractors and our amazing volunteers.”

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.

For more information about the parks and greenspaces in Waverley, or to find out more about volunteering, visit our parks and countryside web page.

The photograph shows some of our amazing volunteers at Summerlands Estate.


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