Green Flag Success for Stanmore Country Park

Stanmore Country Park has succeeded for the 5th year running in being granted a Green Flag Community Award. The award aims to celebrate, recognise and reward well-managed green spaces.

The Friends of Stanmore Country Park are delighted to be acknowledged for their contribution towards the positive management of the park and ensuring it continues to be a welcoming, safe place, which is well-maintained and where biodiversity is being actively improved.

Andy Howard, chair of Friends of Stanmore said, “The continued success of the Green Flag Community Award is especially welcome this year as the investment enabled by the Severn Trent Community Fund Grant is being completed. This is helping to make significant improvements to pathways, creating a family discovery art trail, as well as woodland and pond management to enhance biodiversity.

“The park improvements can only continue through the ongoing efforts of the volunteers and so we hope to welcome new volunteers at future work parties as we maintain all of the park initiatives.”

Friends of Stanmore Country Park is a community group made up of local people who enjoy using this informal green space for exercise, dog-walking, nature spotting and relaxation. The Friends group take part in regular volunteer work parties which manage the park infrastructure and habitats and help to raise funds to manage the space.

Stanmore Country Park encompasses 40 hectares of public open space located east of Bridgnorth. The park has about 65,000 visitors each year and is always open for public access with no parking charge. The park opened in 1994, following the closure of RAF Bridgnorth Camp.
For more information about the park and how to get involved with volunteering please contact stanmorecountrypark@gmail.com or visit https://www.stanmorecountrypark.co.uk/

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 UK and around the world.

CAPTION: Friends of Stanmore volunteers proudly display the Green Flag for 2023.

 

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