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Slough Borough Council celebrates as parks win Green Flag Award

Published: 14 October 2020
Today, parks and green spaces across the country will 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. It’s a record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country will get the international quality mark.
Salt Hill Park has had a green flag since 2010 and this is the 10th green flag for Pippins Park and for Herschel Park the 9th year of being in receipt of the award.

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.

Herschel Park, Salt Hill Park and Pippins Park are three of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I am delighted this is the 11th year we have received Green Flag Awards for some of our parks. Our parks team and volunteers work so hard to maintain our green spaces to such a high standard, especially with the challenges of this year. We know that having award winning spaces really contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors to our borough.”

Commenting on Sloughs success, Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape for a short time.

“It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of parks staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors, Slough Borough Council has achieved the highest international standards for Herschel Park, Salt Hill Park and Pippins Park demanded by the Green Flag Award.”