Kingsbridge Recreation Ground Raises the Green Flag Again
19 July 2023
Today, the successful partnership of Kingsbridge in Bloom, Kingsbridge Town Council and our Garden's team are once again celebrating. We have once again received another coveted Green Flag Award to add to our collection for the Recreation Ground.
The news that the Ground has achieved the accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams that care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it.
Cllr Denise O'Callaghan, Our Ward Councillor for Kingsbridge, said: "It's great news that we have our tenth Green Flag for Kingsbridge, and a tribute to the hard work of District Council grounds staff and Kingsbridge in Bloom's volunteers. They do a wonderful job planting and maintaining the beautiful gardens with fantastic support from Kingsbridge Town Council which makes it a great space for everyone to enjoy. Well done to all involved for making Kingsbridge look so lovely."
Graham Price, from Kingsbridge in Bloom, said: "Kingsbridge in Bloom and South Hams District Council have come together once again to look after our Recreation Ground with excellent sustainable planting, rewilding, and good supportive grounds maintenance.
"The power of horticulture should not be underestimated for both mental and physical wellbeing and this lovely park is very popular and has really helped to provide an ongoing safe and attractive public open space for everyone to enjoy."
Councillor Philip Cole, Kingsbridge Town Mayor, said: "Kingsbridge Town Council is thrilled that the Recreation Ground has won the Green Flag award again. This small park is well loved because it has something for everyone and we are immensely proud of it. There are several players involved in its upkeep including Kingsbridge Community Tennis, Kingsbridge Park Bowling Club, Kingsbridge in Bloom, South Hams District Council and the Town Council. So, it's a real team effort and we hope that the local community and our visitors continue to enjoy it!"
Keep Britain Tidy's Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: "I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Kingsbridge Recreational Park in achieving a Green Flag Award.
"The Recreational Park is a vital green space for the community in Kingsbridge bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement."
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.