Rushden park named as one of the best in Britain

Hall Park in Rushden
Hall Park in Rushden

A park in Rushden has been named as one of the best in the UK.

Hall Park is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award today (Monday).

The award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

A Green Flag is awarded in recognition that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is well maintained and has excellent facilities.

Sarah Peacock, leader of Rushden Town Council which owns and maintains Hall Park, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the first time from Keep Britain Tidy.

“This award recognises and highlights that people in Rushden are benefiting from a green space of the very highest quality.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.

“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.

“Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”