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Queen’s Park wins prestigious landscape award

Queen’s Park in Loughborough has won a prestigious BALI National Landscape Award for its grounds maintenance.

The BALI awards celebrate organisations which have demonstrated high standards of professionalism and skill in a wide variety of landscaped schemes.

Queen’s Park is owned by Charnwood Borough Council and maintained by its contractor, idverde. Local voluntary group the Friends of Queen’s Park also play a key role in helping look after the area and maintaining its Victorian roots.

Councillor Hilary Fryer, the Council’s Lead Member for Open Spaces, said: “Since its opening in 1899, Queen’s Park has always been a huge focal point for Loughborough.

“We are incredibly proud to have the hard work of the Council, idverde and local volunteers recognised with one of the landscape industry’s highest accolades.”

Judges commented that the park was very well maintained and a credit to the community.

The park has retained the Green Flag status for eight years running.

To find out more, or if you are interested in becoming a Friend of Queen’s Park, please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/queenspark.

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