Hastings' parks awarded coveted Green Flag Awards
Hastings Borough Council is delighted that Alexandra Park, Hastings Country Park, and St Leonards Gardens have retained Green Flag status for another year.
The Green Flag Award scheme is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The award recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces and sets the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Cllr Ali Roark, lead for Environment at Hastings Borough Council, said:
"Our borough's parks and gardens provide a vital space for people to exercise, socialise and for our children to play, and we are delighted that Alexandra Park, Hastings Country Park and St Leonards Gardens have achieved Green Flag Awards for another year.
"I want to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in helping us achieve this, from the council's Parks team to local volunteers and park users who take their litter home and report issues to us. This fantastic achievement is a testament to all your hard work and dedication."
Keep Britain Tidy's Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE, added:
"I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Alexandra Park, Hastings Country Park, and St Leonards Gardens in achieving these Green Flag Awards.
"Alexandra Park, Hastings Country Park, and St Leonards Gardens are vital green spaces for the community in Hastings, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement."
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available at www.keepbritaintidy.org.