THOSE responsible for Droitwich’s parks are celebrating after three of the town’s areas held onto their prestigious Green Flag awards.
The Lido Park, St Peter’s Fields and Vines Park have been given the accolades for another year after the latest visits and assessments by judges from Keep Britain Tidy.
Eight elements are scrutinised by the assessors, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.
The Lido Park and St Peter’s Field have had a Green Flag every year from 2011/12 and Vines Park won its first one in 2013/14 and has maintained the status since.
Wychavon received more Green Flags than any other part of Worcestershire, with parks in Pershore and Evesham also scoring high.
Lynn Stevens, Wychavon District Council’s parks officer, said the Green Flags were a testament to the hard work of the parks team and a signal to residents of the quality and cleanliness of these wonderful green and open spaces that everyone was welcome to enjoy.
Coun Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment on Wychavon District Council, expressed her delight and added: “Our parks and open spaces are important to us as we know they are valued by our residents.”
And Paul Todd, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award manager, said it had been a record breaking year for the scheme, which was a testament to the thousands of staff members and volunteers up and down the country who worked tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.