BRAMCOTE HILLS PARK will celebrate ten years of being a prestigious Green Flag Award winning park later this month at a special event to mark the occasion and thank some of local people who have been pivotal in its success.
Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey will join ten friends of the park on Thursday 28th July at 11.00am to raise a 10m x 5m flag in the Walled Garden at the park.
The Green Flag Awards recognise and reward the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Chair of the Leisure, Parks and Cemeteries Committee, Councillor Shane Easom said: “Bramcote Hills Park is one of the Borough’s most popular sites and we are delighted to be celebrating its tenth consecutive Green Flag Award.”
“The park, along with the Council’s other parks and open spaces are so successful because of the fantastic work of the many local people who are committed to ensuring they can be enjoyed by residents and visitors to the borough for many years to come.”
Bramcote Hills Park is approximately 27 hectares in size, comprising a mix of woodland and parkland. It is a focal point for community participation in leisure and recreational activities and is a much appreciated facility for dog walkers, parents with young children and families. It plays host to the annual Hemlock Happening which attracts thousands of visitors each year.
There are many key and varied features to the park, including the Holocaust Memorial Garden, the cycle path and the open parkland. Historical features include the ice-house, the site of the former Bramcote Hills House and the walled garden. Facilities include an exciting play area, trim trail and cricket square, as well as picnic areas and seating. The interpretation panels throughout the park help illustrate the area’s history.
The Borough Council is also celebrating retaining the Green Flag at Colliers Wood at Moorgreen for the 8th year running, as well as at Brinsley Headstocks and the borough’s two Community Green Flag sites at Alexandrina Plantation / Sandy Lane Open Space, Bramcote and Bramcote Old Church Tower.