Two of Loughborough’s beauty spots have been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the ninth year running.
Loughborough’s Queen’s Park and the Outwoods, which are managed by Charnwood Borough Council and its open spaces contractor idverde, have achieved the national standard of excellence once again.
Chis Traill, Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Community Wellbeing said: “I am delighted that we continue to be able to fly Green Flags in these two open spaces.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining the areas to such a high standard.”
The green flag scheme is run by Keep Britain Tidy and recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces in the UK and worldwide.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”
For more information on green spaces in Charnwood visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces