Prestigious award for Cramlington’s Alexandra Park
July 26, 2022
Cramlington’s Alexandra Park is one of eleven Northumberland parks that have been awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises them as some of the very best in the country.Northumberland’s other winning green spaces are: Astley Park, Seaton Delaval; Bolam Lake Country Park, Carlisle Park, Morpeth; Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park, Berwick; Doctor Pit Park, Bedlington; Eastwoods Park, Prudhoe; Hexham Parks; Hirst Park, Ashington, Plessey Woods Country Park and Ridley Park, Blyth. The Green Flag Award is a prestigious benchmark of quality for a park or green space. This international award, now celebrating its 26th year, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Cramlington Town Mayor, Councillor Loraine De Simone was delighted to hear of the award “Alexandra Park is a wonderful asset for our town. The Green Flag award acknowledges the work of both councils that are involved with keeping it in such tip-top condition. The County Council maintain the grass and trees and plant the colourful bedding displays. Cramlington Town Council has created the Sensory Garden which is a wonderful haven of peace and quiet and we also invested over £100,000 to create Annie’s Playground. The park is also the base for community groups such as the bowling club and the tennis programme.”
Northumberland County Councillor John Riddle, cabinet member for Local Services said: “Our local parks and green spaces are at the heart of our communities and are very much valued by all who visit them. “We invest in and work very hard to continually improve our parks and we are delighted to have retained the Green Flag status in eleven parks. “Each Green Flag Award is a testament to the dedication and hard work that has been put in by our residents and local volunteers and our own staff, towards maintaining the parks to very high standards.” Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd added: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making 11 Northumberland parks worthy of Green Flag Awards. “They are vital green space for the community in Northumberland. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.” The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.