Mill Meadows Awarded Green Flag for Eighth Year

Henley Town Council have been awarded the Green Flag Award for Mill Meadows for the eighth year.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.  After 18 months that have seen our 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 Mill Meadows has 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.

Mill Meadows joins parks and green spaces as diverse as the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Woodhouse Park in Peterlee and Chiswick Old Cemetery in London.

Commenting on the news that Mill Meadows has achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Mill Meadows worthy of a Green Flag Award. To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that Mill Meadows has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”

Councillor Donna Crook, Chair of the Recreation and Amenities Committee added, “We are thrilled to receive Green Flag status for the eighth time at Mill Meadows. It is a remarkable place – and it takes a remarkable team to look after it. During the pandemic, people relied on Mill Meadows for their daily dose of exercise, rest, play and relaxation. Our Parks Team made that possible – Congratulations to them and also to my fellow Recreation and Amenities Committee Members.”

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.

In celebration of this year’s announcement, Green Flag Award is asking buildings and monuments around the UK to #GoGreenForParks today to show appreciation for the spaces that mean so much to people.

Photo left to right: Lex Vokes (Conservation Warden), Dean Trimmings (Park Warden), Theo Whitehouse (Apprentice Park Warden), Kyle Dowling (Assistant Parks Manager), Councillor Donna Crook (Chair of Recreations and Amenities), Karl Bishop (Parks Manager), Councillor Kellie Hinton (Vice Chair of Recreations and Amenities), Becky Walker (Estates Manager), and Alan Webb (Park Warden). Missing from the picture is Luke Mcgurk (Park Warden) and Joe Postles (Park Warden)