Town Park awarded Green Flag
Telford Town Park has been recognised as one of the best parks in the country with the award of Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag.
The Green Flag award is a national bench mark run by Keep Britain Tidy and recognises the best parks and green spaces across the country.
A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Telford Town Park is among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces that today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
The Town Park covers 170 hectares of green space and has undergone significant investment in the last five years.
The Park benefits from a new Visitor Centre, water play park, high ropes course, adventure golf course, all ability play area, teenage activity area, nature and heritage trails, picnic areas and other attractions including Wonderland. All complement the existing play areas, formal gardens and local nature reserve.
Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member for Leisure Services and Culture, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award from Keep Britain Tidy.
“The Town Park is a brilliant asset for the borough, offering a wide range of attractions for all ages.
“This Award recognises all of the hard work that has gone into and continues to make the Park a green space of the very highest quality.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Friends of the Town Park who contribute enormously to keeping the garden areas in bloom.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
The announcement of this year’s Award winners comes in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country are enjoying Love Parks Week (July 24 to August 2), an annual celebration of our country’s fantastic green spaces and the community groups that bring them to life.
Telford Town Park will be celebrating Love Parks Week with a series of events:
Sunday 26 July, 10am–5pm, RSPB Wildlife Encounters: Drop by our workshop located outside the Visitor Centre and discover facts about wildlife in the park.
Wednesday 29 July, 10am and 1pm, Archaeological Dig*: The town park is drenched in history, find out more and help us carry out an archaeological dig.
Thursday 30 July, 10am and 1pm, Butterfly Walk and Workshop*: Join us for a walk through the park, spot butterflies and get crafty in our workshop.
Friday 31 July, 11am (2 hours), Heritage Walk*: Find out about the parks heritage and enjoy a walk down one of many of our trails.
*These sessions are FREE but pre registration is required. Please do this by calling 01952 382340 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org