Dunstable Town Council is celebrating after receiving 3 Green Flag Awards for Priory Gardens, Grove House Gardens and Dunstable Cemetery. They are among 2208 UK winners this year.
The awards are the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that our sites have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the Councils grounds team and the volunteers that make the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.
Priory Gardens has also achieved the Green Heritage Site Accreditation, supported by Historic England, for the management of its historic features.
The Chairman of Dunstable Town Council’s Grounds and Environmental Services Committee, Cllr Lisa Bird commented ‘’We are absolutely delighted to have retained all three Green Flags again in 2022 as well as maintaining Green Heritage Status for Priory Gardens. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, more so since the pandemic, and these awards celebrate the work of the Town Council and the dedication that goes into maintaining them to such a high standard’’
Commenting on the news that 3 sites in Dunstable have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Dunstable’s Green Flag sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.
These are vital green space for the community in Dunstable. The awards are testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.