Parks in Lynn and Hunstanton have been recognised as being amongst the best in the country.
Boston Square and the Esplanade, Hunstanton and Tower Gardens and The Walks, Lynn, have been awarded Green Flags this year. The Green Flag scheme is operated by a UK consortium comprising Keep Britain Tidy, the Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace. This year 1,476 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standard required.
The Green Flag Awards are judged by volunteer experts who visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.
David Pope, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for leisure and public space, said he was delighted the flags were awarded. He said: “They are a symbol that these spaces are well-managed, safe and inviting places for the community to enjoy and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing high quality public spaces.”
The picture shows members of the King’s Lynn in Bloom team, Friends of the Walks and Civic Society raising the Green Flag in The Walks,