Linslade Woods has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the third successive year.
The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Ken Barry, of Friends of Linslade Woods, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for another year and this has indicated that all the hard work carried out by volunteers throughout the year has paid off.
“This award recognises and highlights that people in Linslade are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality. Well managed green spaces, as well as being good for wildlife, are vital to people’s health and wellbeing”.
The Friends of Linslade Woods have a regular programme of action days, wildlife walks and other events throughout the year. New volunteers are very welcome to take part and further information can be obtained from Ken Barry on 01525 372036.
Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the hard work and dedication of all the staff and volunteers who have helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are absolutely essential to happy, healthy communities. They are fundamental to our quality of life, whether in cities, towns or villages. That is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”