Green Flag Flies Again for Bedford Borough Parks
The parks and green spaces of Bedford Borough have again been
recognised as ranking among the best in the country by Keep Britain
The national environmental charity has announced that Addison
Howard Park, Bedford Park, Priory Country Park and Harrold-Odell
Country Park have all retained their Green Flag status, the
national benchmark standard for parks and green spaces. Hill Rise
Nature Reserve in Bedford has also achieved Community Green Flag
status, which is awarded to high quality community-run green
Priory Country Park, in particular can rejoice, after winning
this accolade for the 10th year running, a fitting way to celebrate
25 years since the Park’s official opening in 1986.
To celebrate the Borough’s Green Flag achievements, flag raising
ceremonies involving park users, volunteers and council staff will
be taking place at each of the ‘Green Flag’ parks this week.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said; “I am thrilled
that the borough’s parks have retained their Green Flag status once
again. This is testament to the passion and hard work of everyone
involved in maintaining our parks and green spaces to such high
standards, and I want to thank all the volunteers and the Council
officers who contribute to this effort.
“We value our parks and open spaces highly and want residents to
continue to use, enjoy and appreciate them. Clean, attractive parks
and green spaces are essential to our drive to make Bedford an even
better place to live, work and visit.
“I urge residents and visitors alike to spend some time
exploring our high quality parks and green spaces to see for
themselves; and for those who are interested, why not find out more
about getting involved as a volunteer with our park rangers,
gardeners, litter pickers and other grounds staff.”
For further details on our parks and green space attractions,
events and volunteer opportunities, please visit:
or call Simon Fisher, Parks and Countryside Manager, on 01234