Daventry Country Park has received a national award for being one of Britain’s best public parks and green spaces in 2013.
The prestigious Green Flag Award has been given to Daventry Country Park and is one of a record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces across the UK to receive honour.
The national award is given by Keep Britain Tidy on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government, and indicates that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Green Flag judges paid a ‘mystery shopper’ visit to the country park earlier this year and it means that the park has now received the award 13 times in the past 14 years.
Councillor Chris Millar, Leader of Daventry District Council, said: “We are naturally delighted that the country park has once again received this award, which shows just how much hard work all year round goes into making it one of the highlights of our district.
“We never stop looking at ways that we can improve the enjoyment of visitors to the park and will continue to ensure that it remains a benchmark for excellence.”
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the hard work and dedication of all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who have helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are absolutely essential to happy, healthy communities. They are fundamental to our quality of life, whether in cities, towns or villages. That is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”