Conservative led Rugby Borough Council has released a press statement showing the boroughs continued success of its green flag achievements. Green Flag awards are the international benchmark for quality parks and open spaces.
Cllr. Kathryn Lawrence, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for operations and traded services, paid tribute to the council's parks and grounds team, volunteers and residents who all played a part in the borough's Green Flag success. "The Green Flag Awards set the benchmark for quality parks and green spaces around the world, so we're delighted to have achieved five awards this year," Councillor Lawrence added. "The council has a long-standing commitment to creating and maintaining quality parks and green spaces across the borough, but the community awards recognise the crucial role volunteers and residents play in helping keep our parks places we can all enjoy and be proud of."
Caldecott Park, Newbold's Centenary Park and the 'pocket park' at Millennium Green have all retained Green Flag Awards, while the pocket park at Gladstone Green held on to its Green Flag Community Award. Jubilee Street Recreation Ground, where New Bilton Community Association has spearheaded a community growing project, was awarded a Green Flag Community Award for the first time.