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Date posted: 25 July 2022

Waverley green flags fly for another year

Waverley Borough Council is delighted to announce that ten of its fantastic parks and green spaces have, once again, 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 and Weybourne Nature Reserve have all received green flags for a further year.

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 2208 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 Kika Mirylees, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure, said: “We are absolutely delighted that our beautiful parks and green spaces have, once again, received recognition; it is testament to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic Parks and Countryside Team who maintain all our sites to such a high standard, our contractors Continental Landscapes 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.


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