Tuckingmill Valley Park has been recognised as being amongst the best green spaces in the country, joining seven other parks and open spaces in Cornwall to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The national Keep Britain Tidy award which recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country is a "sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities".

Tuckingmill Valley has been transformed over years from a derelict into an award winning park.

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for environment, heritage and planning said: “Huge congratulations to everyone involved with Tuckingmill Valley Park and to all of our Green Flag winners. This is a prestigious award and I’m delighted that seven popular parks and open spaces in Cornwall have retained their Green Flag status.

"This is great recognition for staff and volunteers who work so hard to make sure these well used and much loved locations can continue to be popular with local residents and visitors of all ages.”

Tom David, senior project officer at The Conservation Volunteers, based in the Conservation Centre at Tuckingmill Valley Park, said: This Award is very good news for Tuckingmill Valley Park. Many local people help to look after the park, including through volunteering with The Conservation Volunteers. It is nice that people’s voluntary efforts have been formally acknowledged in this way and that the park continues to be valued as a place for wildlife and recreation.”

If you would like to vote for Tuckingmill Valley Park to be your favourite Green Flag Park visit www.greenflagaward.org.uk and register your vote for the annual People's Choice Award.