Thurrock’s parks boosted by Green Flag awards
Date posted: 25-07-2012
FOR the third year running three Thurrock parks have secured a coveted Green Flag, proving they are among the best in the country.
The Green Flag awards recognise well-managed, high-quality green spaces and the scheme, which started in 1996, is managed by a consortium including Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The three Thurrock parks are Grays Beach Riverside Park, Langdon Hills and Coalhouse Fort.
Cllr Victoria Holloway, Thurrock Council’s environment portfolio holder, said: “Having only just taken over this portfolio, it’s a real pleasure for me to be able to celebrate this success.
“Ensuring a safe, clean and green environment for our residents is one of our five community priorities. A great deal of hard work over the whole year goes into making our parks the best they can be and these awards go to show that all that effort is successful.
“I would like to congratulate everybody involved in winning these awards and we must literally fly these flags high and proudly so local people will know what marvellous facilities are on their doorstep.”
“If you’re at a loss what to do one day this summer (rain or shine) visit and enjoy one of these award winning parks or maybe a park near you.”