Nicholas Everitt Park wins again
Published on 20th July 2012
Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad is celebrating having once again been officially recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country
The park won the seal of approval from The Green Flag Award Scheme for being well-maintained and managed, and for providing excellent facilities. In 2012, 1242 parks and green spaces will be able to fly either the Green Flag or Community Award and Deputy Leader of Waveney District Council Stephen Ardley believes it is a well-earned award.
He said: "With its stunning location next to The Broads, Nicholas Everitt Park is a real focal point and thanks to the hard work of Waveney Norse and the Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park - along with continued support from numerous local groups - this wonderful open space gets the recognition it deserves."
Waveney Norse's Grounds Service Manager Richard Hackney said: "We should all be very proud that one of our parks is recognised nationally particularly as this is only possible through the hard work and dedication of all those involved. We are fortunate to have a team who are determined to see the quality of our parks reach new heights.
"We are also extremely fortunate in the Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park
to have a group of volunteers who are so enthusiastic, consistently proving what can be achieved when we all work and pull together."
Following last year's success, Waveney District Council funded a new entrance at The Crescent and this has been very well received. "To show the judges that Waveney is fully supportive of improvements and prepared to commit resources to it - particularly in the present climate - again shows how strong partnership working breeds success," Richard continued.
The Green Flag Award Scheme is managed by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace. Known collectively as the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the consortium manages the scheme in England on behalf of Communities and Local Government (CLG) and in Wales for the Welsh Steering Group.
Green Flag Award recognises well managed, high quality green spaces. Any green space is eligible to win this award providing visitors can enter free of charge. Green Flag's vision is that by 2020, 50 per cent of green spaces in England and Wales will be of Green Flag standard - a staggering 15,000 sites.
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: "We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces. A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication has helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy."
If you fancy getting involved and making a real difference to your local green space please contact the Grounds Team on 01502 527124.