Recreation Ground; Green Flag!!

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Recreation Ground awarded Green Flag for 2015!

Bollington named again as one of England’s top parks

Green Flag award

Flying high!

Green Flag logoBollington Recreation Ground is once again officially one of the best parks in the country. The Adlington Road open space has been awarded, in 2014, Green Flag status after a rigorous inspection by judges from the Keep Britain Tidy group. This is the seventh year in succession that the Recreation Ground has achieved this meritorious award!

Macclesfield Borough Council (MBC) invested £150,000 in the Adlington Road facility in 2007/08, with resurfaced tennis courts, fencing around the bowling green, new seating, bins, signs, access, boundary fencing, restoring the existing gates, a new bridge over the river Dean, enhancing the woodland areas with wood carvings, and introducing more planting schemes in the eight-acre park.

Since then the Friends of the Rec have been very active in developing the ground and assisting the borough staff in keeping it clean and tidy and well planted. All this hard work has now paid off year after year! Congratulations and thanks must go to Carol Barnes, who has continued in her chairmanship and kept the Friends together for another succesful year.

Green Flag award 2010

John Kershaw, Chairman of 'Friends of the Rec', centre, receiving the flag from David Rutley MP

Green Flag award 2010

CEC Cllr Matthew Davies, David Rutley MP, CEC Cllr Harold Davenport, Chairman of the Friends John Kershaw, CEC Grounds Maintenance staff, Alderman Mrs Sylvia Roberts, BTC Mayor Cllr Angela Williams, CEC Cllr Andrew Knowles

Inspectors toured the facility accompanied by CEC staff, and met the volunteers who make up an enthusiastic Friends of Bollington Recreation Ground and representatives from Bollington Cricket Club, one of the main users of the “Rec”.

Each award is for just one year. Maintaining the standard from year to year is the hard part. A major effort goes into keeping the Rec up to the standard in order to keep winning Green Flag status year after year.

The Green Flag scheme is managed by the Keep Britain Tidy group. The group’s aim is to inspire and promote progressive improvements in the quality of urban life for everyone, and the Green Flag Awards are a key part of that objective. The awards scheme started in 1996 and winners must apply each year to renew their status.