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Green Flag Awards for West Northants parks

Health, leisure and parks

14 October 2021

Six people at Daventry Country Park holding up the Green Flag 2021 to 2022 award

Green Flags are being raised at four of West Northamptonshire Council’s parks this morning after they were again recognised as being among Britain’s finest.

Daventry Country Park, Abington Park, Bradlaugh Fields and Delapre Park have all retained their Green Flag Awards - nationally recognised as the benchmark for the management of recreational outdoor spaces.

Bradlaugh Fields in Northampton retains the award it first won last year, following a community effort to introduce measures to improve biodiversity and conservation practices at the former golf course.

Abington and Delapre parks, also in Northampton, retain their awards for the eighth and ninth years in a row respectively, recognition of their consistently high standards of upkeep and community involvement.

And Daventry Country Park, which has seen extensive improvements to its paths, play area and visitor centre in recent years, achieves the award for the 22nd time.

The Green Health at Daventry Project also picked up a Green Flag Community Award for the Community Garden they run with support from the Country Park Rangers.

The last 18 months have seen our parks and green spaces play a more important role than ever before, as a place to relax, exercise, and meet friends and family safely.

It’s wonderful to hear the news that these parks have retained their Green Flag Awards, and testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone who works so hard to make these recreational spaces so wonderful – from our park rangers to the many fantastic volunteers who support their work.
Councillor Adam Brown, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Housing and Deputy Leader at West Northamptonshire Council