Romsey War Memorial Park, Valley Park Woodlands Local Nature Reserve in Chandlers Ford and Rooksbury Mill Local Nature Reserve in Andover have yet again scooped up the prestigious Green Flag award, confirming that they are some of the very best outside spaces in the UK.
Romsey War Memorial Park has now won an impressive nine consecutive Green Flag Awards. Rooksbury Mill has won the award for eight consecutive years while the announcement confirms that Valley Park Woodlands can celebrate its seventh consecutive success.
The park and local nature reserves are among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award. The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A green flag or sign is a symbol to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. Community and Leisure Portfolio Holder, Councillor Tony Ward, said: “We are delighted that our parks have received the Green Flag Award again. The award is testament to the hard work that goes into the upkeep of the areas. I’m really pleased that residents and visitors can enjoy such fantastic green spaces in Test Valley.”
The announcement of this year’s award winners came during the tenth Love Parks Week (15 to 24 July), a national initiative which celebrates parks and green spaces and encourages more people to get outside and enjoy their local park.