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Two Loughborough beauty spots awarded Green Flag

Published: Mon 8th February, 2021

  • Photo shows Pat Cook with the Forest Road Greenbelt's Green Flag Community Award.
    Photo shows Pat Cook with the Forest Road Greenbelt's Green Flag Community Award.

Two beauty spots in Loughborough have recently been awarded a prestigious Green Flag.

Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, which is managed by Charnwood Borough Council and its open spaces partner idverde, has achieved the national standard of excellence for the twelfth year running.

The Forest Road Green Belt in Loughborough, which is maintained by Idverde and volunteers also received a Green Flag Community Award for creating and managing wildlife areas in the town.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member Loughborough said: “It’s fantastic that both Queen’s Park and the Forest Road Greenbelt have once again been awarded a Green Flag.

“We’re immensely proud of our open spaces and the Green Flag scheme celebrates the hard work of maintaining our parks to a high standard.

“I would like to say thank you to our partner Idverde, volunteers at Friends of Queen’s Park and to everyone involved in the Green Belt Gardeners who have helped keep these two open spaces looking fantastic for the local community to enjoy.”

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.

For more information about green spaces in Charnwood visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces