KCC’s Country Parks team is celebrating the news that eight of its parks – one more than previously – have been recognised with the prestigious Green Flag Award.
Parks and green spaces across the country will today be raising their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.
Among them will be Shorne Woods, Lullingstone, Trosley, Teston, Manor Park, Brockhill, Pegwell Bay Country Parks and, new for this year, Grove Ferry Country Park, near Canterbury.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.
The eight Kent Country Parks are among the more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2021.
Kate Phillips, Head of Country Parks for KCC, said: “We are absolutely delighted to retain seven Green Flag Awards for the Kent Country Parks as well as add a new Award for Grove Ferry Country Park. The team have excelled in maintaining the parks and looking after our volunteers and visitors”