Published: Tuesday, 26th July 2022

Eight of Medway’s greenspaces have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme.

Broomhill Park, Capstone Farm Country Park, Gillingham Park, Hillyfields Community Park, Riverside Country Park, The Great Lines Heritage Park, The Vines Gardens and Ranscombe Farm Reserve been recognised among the best greenspaces in the United Kingdom and around the world.

The Fields of Fire at The Great Lines Heritage Park has also achieved the Green Heritage Site Accreditation, supported by Historic England, for the management of its historic features.

Each of Medway’s eight award-winning parks have something different to offer residents and visitors, from lakes, military history, woodlands, views of the River Medway and much more.

Medway’s parks and countryside are maintained all year round to make sure that residents can enjoy them in all seasons.

Very proud of our greenspaces

Cllr Howard Doe, Deputy Leader of Medway Council and Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I am pleased eight of our parks have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme and Keep Britain Tidy. We are very proud of our greenspaces which have excellent facilities for residents of all ages, including children and young people, to enjoy. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers and friends’ groups and Medway Norse for all their work maintaining our parks to award-winning standards.”

The awards support the council’s aspiration to become a child-friendly city – providing more opportunities for our children and young people.

Testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers

Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Medway’s greenspaces worthy of a Green Flag Award. These awards are testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and greenspaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of greenspaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Find out more about Medway’s award-winning parks and greenspaces

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