Two Lincoln parks recognised among best in the UK

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Hartsholme Country Park and The Arboretum have once again been recognised by the Green Flag awards scheme as two of best green spaces in the country.

The parks are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space – this week.

Keep Britain Tidy, which organises the awards, was particularly impressed by a range of improvements at Hartsholme, which has received the award for the ninth consecutive year.

The Arboretum. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Now into its third decade, the international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

At Hartsholme Country Park, judges highlighted excellent events listings, community involvement and use of the park, and wildlife conservation management as particularly good, adding that the park is ‘very lucky to have such a dedicated and hardworking team of volunteers.’

Councillor Donald Nannestad, Portfolio Holder for Health and Recreational Services at the city council, said:

Hartsholme Park

“We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag awards once again at two of our parks.

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and businesses, and that’s why enhancing our remarkable place is one of the council’s main priorities.

“Lincoln is fortunate to have three fantastic parks, alongside a host of other open spaces, and we are proud to be working hard to constantly improve these spaces. It’s fantastic that the Green Flag awards have recognised this.”