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Chesterfield Borough Council Green Spaces win Green Flag Award

Four green spaces run by DNCC member Chesterfield Borough Council have received a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The national award, given by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and awards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained, and has excellent facilities.

Queen’s Park picked up the award for the ninth year in a row, while Holmebook Valley Park received it for the third year running.

And for the first time Poolsbrook Country Park and the grounds of Chesterfield and District Crematorium - which is managed by Chesterfield Borough Council but run in partnership with Bolsover District Council and North East Derbyshire District Council - also received the honour.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council's executive member for the environment, said: "To be granted the prestigious Green Flag Award for a number of green spaces in Chesterfield is great news for us as a community.

"As a council, one of our main priorities is to ensure that Chesterfield is a clean, green, and, attractive place to live in and visit, so receiving these awards is great recognition that we are fulfilling this thanks to the staff and volunteers."

The four awards are among 1,448 given nationally to parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens.

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: "A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the hard work and dedication of all the park managers, staff, and volunteers who have helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.

"Quality green spaces are absolutely essential to happy, healthy communities. They are fundamental to our quality of life, whether in cities, towns, or villages. That is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before."