Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Green Flag for Mill Meadows

MILL Meadows in Henley has been awarded Green Flag status for the second year in a row, writes Jamie Presland

MILL Meadows in Henley has been awarded Green Flag status for the second year in a row, writes Jamie Presland.

The riverside park was presented with the award following an inspection by judges from Keep Britain Tidy, which administers the scheme.

The award recognises green spaces which offer a wide range of facilities and are maintained to a high standard.

Mill Meadows is maintained by the town council?s parks team. It hosts regular events, including an open air cinema, and was recently planted with more than 2,500 magnolias to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

Councillor Sam Evans, who chairs the council's recreation and amenities committee, said: ?We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag award for the second consecutive year. This award recognises and highlights that our residents and visitors to Henley are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.

"I congratulate parks manager Gareth Bartle and his team for maintaining such high standards in Mill and Marsh Meadows throughout the year. This award is testimony to the hard work the staff put in day after day.?

Mill Meadows is one of a record 1,582 parks and green spaces to be awarded the Green Flag this year.

• Caversham Court Gardens in Caversham have received a Green Flag award for the sixth year in a row.

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