Preparations are underway to raise award winning Green Flags at five popular scenic settings in Erewash that have retained the national honour.
The prestigious award will see flags flying high at Ilkeston’s Victoria Park; Straw’s Bridge Local Nature Reserve (LNR), West Hallam; Pioneer Meadows LNR, Kirk Hallam; West Park, Long Eaton; and Forbes Hole LNR in Long Eaton.
Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
“This is a real cause for celebration and will once again add to the pride we should all have in this wonderful borough of ours. The Green Flags are just a part of our commitment to build on all the work that we have already achieved to make Erewash a winning green champion. We actively promote our great outdoors and will continue to expand our health and wellbeing programme.
“Well done to all involved in enabling us to fly these Green Flags at five of our sites as a welcoming signal that we manage and maintain our many green spaces to the highest standard to be enjoyed by all.”
The Green Flag award is the benchmark national standard for England and Wales and is presented to parks, nature reserves and green spaces that have excellent facilities and are well maintained.