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Leybourne Lakes Country Park flies the flag as one of the country’s best parks


In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, Leybourne Lakes Country Park is one of 2127 celebrating success today.

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Today, the Ranger Team, together with volunteers, is raising a Green Flag Award at Leybourne Lakes Country Park. This is the 15th consecutive year that the Country Park has won the award.

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 Leybourne Lakes Country Park 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.

Leybourne Lakes Country Park 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 Leybourne Lakes Country Park has achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making the Country Park 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 Leybourne Lakes Country Park has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”

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.