Vale Park is flying the Green Flag
Archived press release
Date Published: 18/07/12
An Aylesbury park has retained its status as one of the best in the country after winning a prestigious Green Flag Award for the fifth year running.
Vale Park is one of a record number of parks and green spaces receiving the accolade this year, ensuring that even more people have access to well-managed, high-quality green spaces.
To achieve the Green Flag status, the judges score each park under key areas which include: a welcoming place; clean and well maintained; sustainability; conservation and heritage; and community involvement.
Vale Park scooped its first Green Flag in 2008. The park is managed by Aylesbury Vale District Council and boasts a wide range of facilities including a multi-use games area, skate park, bowls green and tennis courts.
Unfortunately, Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury has not retained its Green Flag status. The council will review the judges’ report once available with a view to planning its strategy for 2013.
Councillor David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “Vale Park is an outstanding park which once again scored sufficient points to retain its Green Flag status. It’s a great acknowledgment of the sterling job the council does to keep the park looking at its best. The park has been transformed over recent years and it looks better than ever.”
He added: “It’s unfortunate that Bedgrove Park has not retained its Green Flag status because it’s a magnificent facility and the council does a tremendous job in looking after it. The park has had the Green Flag for the last three years and it has been very successful. We will do all we can to secure Green Flag status next year.”
For more details on Aylesbury Vale’s parks, visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/leisure-culture