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King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Council parks win awards, so Boston Square Sensory Garden and Hunstanton’s Heritage Gardens; Lynn’s Mintlyn Crematorium, Tower Gardens and The Walks will have green flags raised

Today West Norfolk Council is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for five locations across the borough as one of 2,208 UK winners.

The award is the international quality label for parks and green spaces.

Green flags will be flown over the Boston Square Sensory Garden and Heritage Gardens in Hunstanton, as well as Mintlyn Crematorium, Tower Gardens and Boardwalks in King’s Lynn.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Deputy Chief and Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage and Health, Cllr Carol Bower, Borough Mayor, and Cllr Adrian Winnington, Mayor of Hunstanton officially open the new £130,000 playground in Hunstanton Heritage Gardens.

Cllr Brian Long, Cabinet Member for Business Services, said: ‘After two years which have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through the closures as a place to relax, exercise and of meeting friends and family safely, the news that five locations in West Norfolk have won the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our Public Open Spaces team and the volunteers who make these green spaces a great space that everyone can enjoy.

The walks at King's Lynn.
The walks at King’s Lynn.

Commenting on the news, Keep Britain Tidy Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: ‘I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making the five West Norfolk areas worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“This award is a testament to all the hard work of the staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under license from the Department for Leveling Up, Housing and Communities, recognizes and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for green space management across the United States. Kingdom and all over the world.

A service was held at Tower Gardens on Saturday, marking the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.
A service was held at Tower Gardens on Saturday, marking the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Keep Britain Tidy sets the standard for park and beach management, inspiring people to be litter-free, waste less and live more sustainably.