July 25, 2011 7.00 am This story is over 150 months old

Hartsholme Park wins Green Flag award

Winner: A park in Lincoln has won a Green Flag award for the fourth year running.

Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln has been rated as one of the best parks in the country, and will receive an award.

Next week, the park will get its Green Flag Award for the fourth year running, showing visitors that the park is well looked-after.

A record number of parks (1,288) across the nation received the Green Flag award this year, meaning more people have access to quality parks.

Councillor Donald Nannestad, Portfolio Holder for Recreational Services and Leisure: “This award is testament to the hard work of officers and volunteers who work together to ensure Hartsholme Country Park is well kept and offers excellent facilities to its visitors.

“We’re extremely proud to receive this award and we will continue to strive towards improving our parks because we know they are accessible to all and play a crucial role in enhancing the lives of our residents.”

Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman said: “I would like to congratulate the council and their partners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks and green spaces at a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.

“The Green Flag Award Scheme, and its growth, is essential in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces. Access to quality green space is something we all desire and the scheme plays a key role in providing it.”

Winning parks and green spaces now have the chance to get another award: the People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award is voted for by the public.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Howard Gees