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Green FlagLogo for Green Flag Award 

Five parks were judged in May 2013 and we are pleased to announce that all five were awarded the Green Flag Award for 2013/14, they were:

Winners were judged on eight criteria, including safety, maintenance and community involvement.

In addition to these sites, for 2014 the Great Lines Heritage Park and Gillingham Park will be entered.

Management plan downloads

Download the updated management plans for these sites:

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Play area improvements

Works have recently been completed on improved play provision at Hoo Leisure Centre, Priestfields, Gillingham Green (Grange Road), and Cliffe Woods.  In addition to these a play sculpture trail has been opened in Gillingham Park and a SportActive system at Ryetop playing fields off Beacon Close in Rainham.Proposals are currently being worked on for improvements to the kick-about area at Maidstone Road Sports Ground and refurbishment of play space at Brompton Recreation Ground. Medway Council capital funding was announced in September 2013 for investment in improved access to, and play provision, within the play area at Rushdean Road. 

Gillingham Park

Together with the installation of the play trail, further horticultural improvements have been undertaken with creation of a winter garden and installation of a pergola with climbers.  Further improvements are planned during 2013-14 to site infrastructure.

Borstal Open Space

Following discussion with Borstal Open Spaces Society (BOSS) a grant has been received from Veolia Environmental Trust.  This funding, together with other capital resource will be used over coming months to improve site interpretation, access and site boundaries.  Through undertaking a series of ecological studies, future investment in the site will be planned following this initial phase.

Kent Gardens Trust

The Greenspace Development Team has started a project with the Kent Gardens Trust to undertake archive research into historic parks and gardens in Medway to highlight their significance and help inform future policy for protection and enhancement.

Beechings Way Pavilion

Construction works on a new pavilion (as an extension to the community centre) at Beechings Way commenced in late September. These works are programmed to last 32 weeks

 

Broomhill Park

From January 2014 a programme of works to improve site footpaths and boundaries, the Junior Play Area together with refurbishment of the human sundial and installation of a sports wall will be undertaken.

 

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For more information contact Greenspace & Heritage Services by telephone: 01634 333333 or by email: greenspaces@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Greenspace & Heritage Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR