Council Celebrating Green Flag Award

The Henley Town Council is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for Mill Meadows for the ninth year in a row.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

After two years 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.

Councillor Kellie Hinton says “It is lovely to achieve the Green Flag award, which recognises excellence in the management of outdoor spaces. Mill Meadows and our Henley riverside is the jewel in our South Oxfordshire crown. Looking after Mill Meadows is a collaborative effort, with the vast majority of work being done by our outstanding Parks Team. I’d like to particularly thank them and also all of the many volunteers including councillors and Henley Wildlife Group amongst others.”

Commenting on the news that Mill Meadows has met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Mill Meadows worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“Mill Meadows is a vital green space for the community in Henley. 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.