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Borough parks pick up top awards again

Two Gosport Borough Council parks have once again been recognised as among the best in the country.

Stanley Park and Crescent Gardens were named as Green Flag winners by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, in its annual awards announcement.

Stanley Park achieved the Green Flag standard for the third time, and Crescent Gardens was awarded the accolade for the sixteenth time.

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Peter Chegwyn, said: "To have won these awards yet again is a great achievement, and shows how much people in the borough care for these two special places. It's also an indication of how much we in the borough value our green spaces in general.

"It's great recognition for everyone involved in caring for these green spaces - the Friends of Stanley Park, the Friends of Crescent Gardens, our new in-house grounds maintenance team and our cleansing contractor, Urbaser. So much hard work and dedication goes into keeping these areas attractive places for our community to enjoy."

The council is intending to increase the number of parks and open spaces attaining Green Flag awards as part of its cleaner, greener agenda.

The Green Flag scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the government's Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.

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