Belper Parks, Belper Cemetery and the Belper River Gardens are amongst eight green spaces and parks in Amber Valley to be recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme. The other spaces in Amber Valley include: Crays Hill Recreation Ground, Crossley Park, Heanor Memorial Park, Pennytown Ponds and Riddings Park.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Councillor Christopher Short, Cabinet Member for Environment at Amber Valley Borough Council said:
We are absolutely delighted to receive eight Green Flag Awards, which demonstrates the Council’s continuing commitment to provide some of the best quality open spaces in the country. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining the sites to such a high standard.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd added:
Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.
(Pictured – Cllr Chris Short with members of the Council’s Landscapes Team).