Coalhouse Fort given prestigious award

COALHOUSE Fort Park has again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award, demonstrating that it remains one of the best parks in the UK.

The award, now celebrating its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Cllr Pauline Tolson, Cabinet Member for Environment, welcomed the award: “I want to congratulate all those involved in obtaining this award for Coalhouse Fort Park. The hard-work has paid off and they have rightly been recognised.

“Coalhouse Fort Park is a very special part of the borough and is used and enjoyed by residents from all over Thurrock, as well as attracting visitors from outside the area. While the council is working hard to make the borough look more attractive, it is great to see our parks celebrated in this way.

“It is fitting that this accolade is awarded during Love Parks Week from Keep Britain Tidy, a national campaign celebrating our parks which I fully support.”

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, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the awards.

“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

More information on the park can be found at thurrock.gov.uk/coalhousefort

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