Mid Sussex parks awarded the coveted Green Flag and recognised as some of the country’s best

PR2451/SB/MF - 08/08/2022

In a record-breaking year, four Mid Sussex parks will be raising a prestigious Green Flag, a sign that they boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

Beech Hurst Gardens and Victoria Park in Haywards Heath, St Johns Park in Burgess Hill and East Court and Ashplats Wood in East Grinstead are four of 2,208 green spaces across the UK celebrating success.

After two years that have seen public parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that four Mid Sussex parks have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.

Commenting on the news that four Mid Sussex parks have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said:

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these Mid Sussex parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“They are vital green spaces for the community in Mid Sussex. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains 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.

Councillor John Belsey, Deputy Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for East Court and Ashplats Wood, Beech Hurst Gardens, Victoria Park and St Johns Park once again.

“High quality green spaces mean so much to our residents, even more so following the coronavirus lockdowns, which reminded us to value the time we’re able to spend outside. It’s wonderful that four of our parks meet the Green Flag standard of excellence and these awards celebrate the dedication that goes into maintaining them to such a high level.”