September 20, 2012 1.45 pm This story is over 141 months old

Green Flag for cleanliness for Lincoln park

Award celebration: Five-times Green Flag winner Hartsholme Park will be flying their new flag this week, marking the cleanliness and safety of the green area.

A Green Flag has been raised in Hartsholme Country Park on Thursday to praise its cleanliness and safety.

The park has won the award for the fifth year in a row by also improving its community involvement, sustainability and overall management.

Councillor Pat Vaughan, Deputy Mayor, raised the Green Flag outside the park’s visitor centre.

The Green Flag Award recognises well-kept green spaces across the country. Currently, 1424 UK parks and green spaces have a Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award.

Volunteers gave more than 2,000 hours of their time to Hartsholme Country Park last year.

Councillor Vaughan said: “I am very pleased to be raising the Green Flag and congratulating the volunteers for their dedication to Hartsholme Country Park as without them contributing there time there is no doubt that the park wouldn’t be as special and popular as it is now.”

The park, owned and managed by the City of Lincoln Council, held more than 100 events last year including treasure hunts, tree dressing and their annual family fun day.

Ruth Simons, Senior Conservation Ranger at Hartsholme Country Park said: “I believe one of our major strengths lies in our strong links with the local community. Volunteering is very popular and we have volunteers helping Park Rangers throughout the year in a range of different activities, from park maintenance to events.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council