The Medway Labour and Cooperative Group are pleased to hear the news that Medway now has more parks that have attained the Green Flag award.
The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
The 8 locations in Medway to have received the awards are Riverside, Capstone, The Vines, Hillyfields, Broomhill, the Great Lines, Ranscombe and Gillingham Park.
Cllr Simon Curry, Medway Labour Spokesperson for Regeneration, Culture and the Environment said: “I am delighted to hear the news that 8 of our parks have received the Green Flag award. The credit must go to Medway Norse, the Greenspace teams and the volunteers involved in these parks, without whom this good news wouldn’t have been possible.
“Our local greenspaces have played a hugely important part in our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Through my involvement with the Medway Urban Greenspaces Forum, I know we have some great Friends Groups across Medway who care for and cherish their open spaces. This is a recognition of all their hard work.”
Cllr Pat Cooper, representative of Gillingham North, added: “It’s great that we have Green Flags for 8 of our parks. It took lots of dedicated volunteers to make this happen.
“I am particularly pleased that my local Hillyfields Community Park in the Gillingham North Ward has once again achieved this coveted award. This park is well loved and used by the local community, and the play area is especially prized by the children and young people and families.”
For more information about our greenspaces go to Medway Urban Greenspaces Forum – working in partnership with Medway Council and community groups to protect and improve our parks and public green spaces.