Monday, 29 November 2021

Meadows awarded green flag for eighth year

Meadows awarded green flag for eighth year

A BEAUTY spot in Henley has received a national award for the eighth year in a row.

Mill Meadows retained its Green Flag Award, which recognises well managed parks and green spaces.

An inspection was carried out by Keep Britain Tidy, which runs the scheme.

The meadows are maintained by the town council’s parks services team and its facilities include the bandstand, toddler playground and celebration beds. During the coronavirus pandemic, the meadows played a vital role for residents as a place to relax, exercise and meet family and friends safely.

Councillor Donna Crook, who chairs the council’s recreation and amenities committee, said: “We are thrilled to receive Green Flag status for the eighth time.

“It is a remarkable place. During the pandemic, people relied on it for their daily dose of exercise, rest, play and relaxation. Our parks team made that possible, so congratulations to them and to my fellow committee members.”

Caversham Court Gardens and the Forbury Gardens in the centre of Reading, including the abbey ruins, received both a Green Flag Award and a Green Heritage Site award, which is for parks which conserve their historical features to a high standard and maintain their historic character and appearance.

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