Green Flag Awards for Bracknell parksBy Becky Barnes
July 25, 2012
Green spaces in Bracknell Forest have been recognised as among the best in the country after receiving Green Flag Awards.
Three of Bracknell Forest Council’s parks – Pope’s Meadow in Binfield, Lily Hill Park in Lily Hill Road, Bullbrook and Shepherd Meadow and Sandhurst Memorial Park, in Sandhurst have received the national award.
Pope’s Meadow has been flying the flag since 2001 and the joint award for Sandhurst has been awarded for the ninth year running.
Councillor Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, said: “We are absolutely delighted three of our parks have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award.
“The flags give a clear message to visitors and our residents that we take pride in our parks and countryside.”
Jocks Lane Park in Binfield, managed by Bracknell Town Council, also has a Green Flag Award.
Mary Harris, town clerk said: “Great parks like Jocks Lane have a huge impact on the local community, providing places to play and relax as well as bringing generations together in a variety of ways.
“Jocks Lane’s success proves what the community can do working in partnership with the town council.
“We would like to thank Bracknell Railway Society, Wokingham & Bracknell (WAB) Football Club, Binfield Pre-School, Bracknell Lawn Tennis Club and the Pre-School Learning Alliance for helping the town council win this award.”
The Green Flag Awards will be celebrated during Love Parks Week from Saturday to Sunday, July 29.
There will be free activities at Jocks Lane from 10am to 4pm today, including a climbing wall, bouncy castle and animal farm.