Caldecott Park receives prestigious Green Flag Award

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CALDECOTT Park in Rugby is one of the best in the country – and that’s official.

This week Caldecott Park received the Green Flag Award, a sign to visitors that the park is well-maintained and well-managed, with excellent facilities.

Caldecott Park is one of 1,288 parks and green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award this year.

In 2011, 1,288 parks and green spaces will fly either the Green Flag or Community Award, a sign that the value of green space is widely acknowledged as vital to our communities.

Cllr Dr Mark Williams, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for sustainable environment, said: “Caldecott Park has always been a special place for Rugby residents, and with the summer live music programme and regular sports and leisure activities it has become the most popular venue in town.

“Last year around 650,000 people visited the park, and with another green flag award and with special events such as the recent Story and Party in the Park events, I would expect this year’s figures to be even higher.”

Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman said: “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks and green spaces at a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.

“The Green Flag Award Scheme, and its growth, is essential in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces. Access to quality green space is something we all desire and the scheme plays a key role in providing it.”

All award-winning sites now have the chance to receive a further award from the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the People’s Choice Award. This award is voted for by the public, so if you want to see Caldecott Park receive a national accolade as the people’s choice, then visit www.greenflagaward.org.uk now to register your vote.