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Three Falmouth gardens awarded Green Flags for excellence
12:00pm Sunday 11th August 2013 in News
Three of Falmouth’s premier gardens have been awarded Green Flag status in recognition of their high standards and the dedication of the staff responsible for their upkeep.
Falmouth town clerk, Mark Williams, said: “A Green Flag flying is a sign to our residents and visitors that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.”
Kimberley Park benefits from the efforts of an active residents’ group and an innovative working arrangement with the council’s grounds contractor, Cormac Solutions Ltd.
Russell Hedges, of the Kimberley Park Association, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag for the second time.
The award recognises the effort the community has invested in this site and highlights that the community benefits from a green space of the very highest quality.”
Cormac’s Andy Hoskin added: “We are thrilled that all the hard work and our close working relationship with the town council and community volunteers has been recognised and rewarded.”
It is also a real team effort when it comes to the gardens at Gyllyngdune where head gardener Matt Stannard oversees their upkeep and development, but all members of staff played their part in securing the award.
Jacqui Owen, visitor and education officer at the gardens, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded the Green Flag for a second year.
“It is fantastic that Gyllyngdune has been given the recognition for being the special place that it is and that the whole team get the recognition for all the hard work that they put in to make it so."
Green Flag award scheme manager, Paul Todd, said: “We are thrilled to announce yet another record breaking year for Green Flag award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag award provides national recognition for the hard work and dedication of all parks’ managers, staff and volunteers who have helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are absolutely essential to happy, healthy communities.
“They are fundamental to our quality of life, whether in cities, towns or villages. That is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”
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