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Horsham Park celebrates Green Flag Award for fourth year

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Horsham Park has been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award as it is officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks.

Today, Horsham District Council and Friends of Horsham Park are celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for Horsham Park for the fourth year in a row. This international quality mark for parks and green spaces is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams that care for the park so that everyone can enjoy it.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Green Spaces Cllr Jon Olson commented:

“I am thrilled that our iconic park in the centre of Horsham has been honoured again with this prestigious national award.

“My thanks go out to our officers, the Friends of Horsham Park and our many volunteers and partners for all the hard work they put in planning, developing and maintaining this much loved green space to achieve these standards.”

Chair of Friends of Horsham Park Sally Sanderson said:

“We are delighted that we have another prestigious Green Flag for the park. It is recognition for the wonderful range of facilities in the park, the hard work of the Parks and Countryside team and the generosity of the volunteers. The Friends’ Wednesday volunteers last year provided over 2000 hours of gardening and litter picking and there are many more who volunteer in the park too. We are lucky to have such a fantastic, well-used and supported community asset at the heart of the town.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE added: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in achieving this Green Flag Award.

“Horsham Park is a vital green space for the community in and around Horsham District, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles.  Everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

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.

Image: Horsham District Council Parks and Countryside team with Cllr Martin Boffey Leader of the Council, Cllr Jon Olson Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Green Spaces, Cllr Ruth Fletcher Denne Ward Councillor and Cabinet Member for Local Economy and Place, Trudie Mitchell Denne Neighbourhood Council Chair, and Friends of Horsham Park volunteers.  


By Gavin Hewins

Published July 19, 2023, 2:06 p.m.