Daventry Country Park recognised for its green credentials

The Country Park, Daventry, has received the Green Flag Award.'Pictured are Tony Newby (  Ranger ), Cllr Alan Hills & Matty Jones '( Ranger )
The Country Park, Daventry, has received the Green Flag Award.'Pictured are Tony Newby ( Ranger ), Cllr Alan Hills & Matty Jones '( Ranger )

DAVENTRY Country Park has been nationally recognised for being one of Britain’s best public parks and green spaces.

The Green Flag Award, a national benchmark for excellence, has been awarded to the park by the Green Flag Plus Partnership for the 12th time in 13 years.

Cllr Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “It’s fantastic that once again the park has been given this accolade and is testament to all the hard work and dedication that goes into making it one of the best places to visit in the county.

“Over the last year a number of improvements have been made at the park, including an increase in the number of community events and improvements to the visitors centre, and we will continue to enhance the park’s facilities to make sure that it remains one of the jewels of our district.”

David Edwards, horticultural and allotments supervisor at Enterprise which manages the country park, said: “Enterprise are proud to be a part of this achievement and we look forward to continuing success in the future. Credit must go to all the staff involved for their hard work and commitment.”