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31st July 2014 Broxtowe Borough Council Tags: , 0 Comments

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Celebrations were in full swing at Bramcote Hills Park earlier today as Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE joined members of the Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team and Friends of the park to mark the 9th consecutive year it has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag.

 As well as unveiling the new Green Flag, the Mayor enjoyed a taster of the work carried out by the Grounds Maintenance Team who help to ensure that the park looks at its best all the year round by with a bit of mowing on one of the Council’s new ride on mowers. 

 The Borough Council is also celebrating retaining the Green Flag at Colliers Wood at Moorgreen for the 7th year running. Colliers wood is an important Local Nature Reserve in the north of the borough.

 Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Greg Marshall said: “We are delighted that these two well-loved sites have retained their Green Flag awards.

 “The awards recognise the hard work and dedication which goes into maintaining these areas and our local environment. We have a responsibility as guardians of our parks and spaces so they can be enjoyed now and for generations to come.”

 The awards recognise the hard work and dedication which goes into maintaining these areas and the local environment for generations to come.”

 The Green Flag award demonstrates key elements about the parks management and maintenance. These include achieving a consistently high standard of maintenance and cleanliness together with a commitment to sustainable environmental management.

 This year has also seen the borough’s two Community Green Flag sites at Alexandrina Plantation / Sandy Lane Open Space, Bramcote and Bramcote Old Church Tower retain their awards. These sites are managed by Friends Groups dedicated to improving and enhancing their nature and heritage value.

 For more information about parks and open spaces in Broxtowe Borough visit the website at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/parks or visit the Council’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/broxtowebc to see a video of some of Broxtowe’s parks and open spaces.

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