Royal Military Canal in Hythe

Four of the Folkestone and Hythe district’s most beloved parks and green spaces have once again proven their excellence by keeping the Green Flag for 2023/24.

The Lower Leas Coastal ParkKingsnorth GardensRadnor Park and the Royal Military Canal are among the elite green spaces that meet the highest international standards of environmental care, beauty and visitor comfort.

These four gems – along with many other stunning areas – are carefully tended by Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s dedicated grounds maintenance and property teams throughout the year.

Cllr Jeremy Speakman, Cabinet Member for Assets and Operations, said: “We are thrilled to see the Green Flags flying high at these locations for another year.

“The Lower Leas Coastal Park, Kingsnorth Gardens, Radnor Park and the Royal Military Canal are some of the district’s most popular places to enjoy nature, so it’s wonderful to see the council’s hard work rewarded.”

The Green Flag Award scheme is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

It celebrates and supports well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the gold standard for green space management across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd added: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Folkestone & Hythe District Council for achieving a Green Flag Award.

“These sites are essential green spaces for the community as they bring people together and promote healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel very proud of their achievement.”

You can find a full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces on the Keep Britain Tidy website.

By Ed

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