Aylesbury’s Bedgrove Park and Vale Park along with Buckingham’s Heartlands were recently recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best open spaces in the UK. And last week, the awards were celebrated at all three parks through dedicated Green Flag raising ceremonies.
Cllr Paul Irwin, AVDC Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, commented on the awards:
“I’m delighted we’ve received three Green Flags again this year, including Buckingham’s Heartlands picking up its 2nd award. I understand how important quality green spaces are to residents and visitors, and these awards clearly recognise AVDC’s dedication to keeping our green spaces at the highest possible standards.
“The flying of the Green Flags in Bedgrove Park, Vale Park and Heartlands will help remind visitors that these parks are some of the best in the country for cleanliness, facilities and overall maintenance. If you haven’t visited these parks already — I encourage you to do so.”
As a testament to AVDC’s commitment to providing quality parks and open spaces across the Vale, this is now the 10th year in a row that Bedgrove Park has won the award, and the 12th year in a row for Vale Park.
A full list of Aylesbury Vale parks, green spaces and play areas that are managed and maintained by AVDC can be viewed here: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/parks-and-play-areas