Itchen Valley Country Park scoops ‘Green flag’ award
Page last updated at 15 August 2016 at 14:15
Itchen Valley Country Park has maintained its prestigious Green Flag award for standards of excellence and for the high quality in which it is managed and maintained.
Run by Eastleigh Borough Council, Itchen Valley Country Park was awarded a Green Flag for the seventh year in a row for its excellent provision of green space for visitors to enjoy judged on issues such as sustainability, community involvement and management. In particular, the park has been recognised for the way it sympathetically manages and maintains its variety of natural landscapes.
Chair of Hedge End, West End & Botley Local Area Committee, Cllr Dan Clarke said, “This is a fantastic achievement for Itchen Valley Country Park to again be recognised as part of these national awards. Our ongoing success means that visitors can continue to experience high quality standards that reflect all the hard work or our countryside staff together with our team of volunteer rangers.”
The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the facility boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Cllr Dan Clarke (left) and Cllr Carol Boulton (right) celebrate the Green Flag Award with Itchen Valley Country Park staff.