The Millennium Country Park in the Forest of Marston Vale has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world, for the 13th time in a row. The Park is among a record-breaking 1970 UK parks and green spaces that will receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. Senior Ranger Nicola Ceconi said: “We are thrilled to have gained this award for the 13th year in a row. It’s a testament to the hard work of our staff and volunteers and proves that it’s a wonderful place for people to visit.”
Scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 126 international winners. Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
The Millennium Country Park is just one of 12 sites run by the Forest of Marston Vale – they have created over 1,140 hectares of new woodland which is the equivalent of 1750 football pitches, and brought nearly £23m worth of inward investment to the local area.
Find out more at www.marstonvale.org.