For the eighth year in a row Aylesbury’s Vale Park has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag from Keep Britain Tidy.
Managed by Aylesbury Vale District Council the park is a community facility suitable for residents of all ages.
For the sixth year running Bedgrove Park also received a Green Flag.
Acknowledging excellence in parks and green spaces judging criteria for the awarding of a Green Flag includes having a welcoming atmosphere, a healthy, safe and secure environment, cleanliness and sustainability as well as an emphasis on community involvement.
A total of 1,582 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens in the UK have met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award.
Councillor Angela Macpherson, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Communities and Civic Amenities, said: ‘Anyone who lives in or visits Aylesbury Vale knows that we have a number of excellent parks and green spaces throughout the district. These awards recognise the work that goes in to keeping them that way. I would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to John O’Conner, Sita UK and our community spaces team who work extremely hard to ensure our parks and open spaces are maintained as beautiful places for residents to enjoy throughout the year.‘