Our thanks to everyone in the community who has helped us retain our status and achieve a Green Flag Community Award for 2021, as highlighted in an earlier posting on this site. We share our success with Bramcote Hills Park and the Alexandrina Plantation, and are really pleased for both of them too.
The judges described our site as a welcoming and well-presented place “in a very attractive setting in the heart of the village.” It was deemed to have good accessibility, with “great facilities and a wide range of activities” and drew praise for the interpretive benches and artwork on the site.
The judges also commended the Old Church Tower Trust for the biodiversity of the site, where there are owl boxes, active monitoring of bat roosts, and habitat piles for wildlife. Praise came too for successful delivery of the Heritage Lottery Fund project that has enabled sympathetic restoration work and increased community activity – a programme “for all the community to enjoy,” the judges said.
The Green Flag Award scheme manager, Peter Todd, said, “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Bramcote Old Church Tower worthy of a Green Flag award.
“To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the volunteers who do so much to ensure that the Tower has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”
Jason Mordan, chair of the Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust, said the group was delighted to have achieved Green Flag status again. “Everyone works really hard to maintain and progress the site, keep it looking good, and explore ever more creative ways to enable the community to enjoy it,” he said.
“It’s an excellent report, and we’ll continue to take the best care of the building and the grounds as a precious piece of Bramcote’s heritage.”
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