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Six Arun parks to proudly fly Green Flags again this year

Green flags 2023 The council is delighted to share the news that six parks and gardens in Arun have retained their prestigious Green Flag Awards.

This great achievement is the result of the hard work of the council’s Greenspace Team, gardeners from the council’s contractors, Tivoli Group Limited, and support from a dedicated team of volunteers and other local contractors.

Green Flags will continue to fly in Brookfield Park, Mewsbrook Park and Norfolk Gardens in Littlehampton, Old Rectory Gardens in Felpham, Marine Park Gardens in Aldwick and Hotham Park in Bognor Regis.

Councillor Sue Wallsgrove, Chair of the Environment Committee at Arun District Council, thanked everyone involved in maintaining the parks to such a high standard, including the council’s Greenspace Team, Friends of Brookfield Park, Friends of Old Rectory Gardens, Friends of Hotham Park, Friends of Mewsbrook Park, East Beach Residents’ Association, Friends of Aldwick Parks, Hotham Park Miniature Railway and Littlehampton Miniature Railway.

She also praised the teams who run the park cafés and who work with volunteers and council officers to ensure the parks are the best they can be. Our contractors, Tivoli Group Limited, also operate adventure golf courses, tennis courts, bowls and putting greens in some of these parks which have been recognised as some of the finest facilities in the country.

She added: “We’re delighted to have retained our six Green Flags in these wonderful settings across the district. So much hard work goes into keeping these parks beautifully maintained and we are so grateful to everybody who rolls up their sleeves and gets involved.

“As a council, we have been working extremely hard to make all of our parks as beautiful as ever, with a focus on sustainability as we strive to meet our commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2030. For a while now, we have selected plants that not only look great, but that encourage wildlife and nature to prosper, and that come back every year, reducing labour and the need for watering.

“We would encourage residents and visitors to spend time in our parks to not only appreciate their beauty, but to really reap the benefits of the vital role our green spaces play in our health and wellbeing.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in achieving these Green Flag Awards in Arun.

“All of the winning parks provide vital green spaces for the community in the Arun district, 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.