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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 to improve the kick-about area at Maidstone Road Sports Ground are due to be completed in June 2014.  The refurbishment of Brompton Recreation Ground and Rushdean Road play areas has now been completed and the sites re-opened

Gillingham Park

Following 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.  During the summer of 2014, site infrastructure will be renewed and the play sculpture trail extended.

Borstal Open Space

Works to improve site interpretation, access and site boundaries at this site have been completed using Section 106 resource and a grant from the Veolia Environmental Trust.  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 end in May 2014.

Broomhill Park

Initial improvement works funded by Section 106 and SITA environmental trust grant to the junior play area and path network have been completed and opened.  A human sundial is due to be installed in June 2014


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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