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Council celebrates six Green Flags awards in parks across Central Bedfordshire

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Six open spaces owned by Central Bedfordshire Council have today been recognised as some of the best community-run green spaces in the country in the UK’s National Green Flag Awards 2021.

Amongst these, we have secured a full Green Flag Award for Rushmere Country Park and Houghton Hall Park.

Our other four parks and green spaces that received the prestigious Green Flag Community Award this year are Linslade Wood; Tiddenfoot Waterside Park; and Flitton Moor. Meanwhile, Studham Common received its Green Flag award for the fourteenth year running.

Councillor Tracey Stock, Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing and Communities at Central Bedfordshire Council, said:

It’s amazing news that six of our public spaces have been nationally recognised in the Green Flags Award scheme, especially when our parks and open spaces have been a lifeline to residents during the pandemic, providing a place to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape. The green flags flying across Central Bedfordshire are a testament to the efforts of both the staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Awards.

We host activities all year round throughout our various parks to get fit, stay healthy or keep active. For more information visit the leisure pages on our website.