Horden Memorial and Welfare Parks are one of the very best in the U.K. – and that’s official. The two parks are among a record breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that have received the prestigious Green Flag award.
The national award, handed out by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces in the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a clear sign to visitors that the parks boast the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Quality green spaces are essential to happy, healthy communities. They are fundamental to people’s quality of life, whether in cities or villages and that is why parks are so important.
Horden Welfare Park has been awarded both the Green Flag and Green Heritage site awards for the eighth consecutive year, following the restoration of the 23-acre site in 2005 using 1.8 million of lottery funding.
Horden Memorial Park joins its larger sister park for the sixth consecutive time.
Jimmy Bush, Horden Parish Council’s Parks and Cemetery Manager said, “every one of the parks and cemetery staff take a great deal of pride in maintaining all of the parks and cemetery open spaces within Horden ensuring they are kept to the highest standards”.