Green accolades awarded to parks

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Four parks in north Derbyshire have retained their prestigious Green Flag awards.

The national award given by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy recognise Britain’s top parks and open spaces.

Poolsbrook Country Park and the grounds of Chesterfield and District Crematorium were awarded the honour for the second time, after first receiving the award last year.

Holmebrook Valley Park received its fourth Green Flag, while Queen’s Park received its tenth.

Coun Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Council executive member for environment, said: “One of our priorities as a council is to keep our parks and open spaces clean, tidy and well-managed.

“The fact that four of our parks have retained Green Flag status shows we are successful in this.

“I’d like to thank our staff and the many residents and volunteers of our friends of the park groups, without whom, this would not be possible.”

Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant we have given out more awards than ever before.”