Dorset Council Green Flag Awards
Dorset’s country parks and nature sites recognised as some of the best in England
In a record-breaking year 3 country parks and 2 nature sites in Dorset have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. This week, Dorset Council is celebrating after receiving 5 Green Flag Awards for its Avon Heath, Stour Meadows, Milldown, Durlston, and Thorncombe Woods, Black Heath and Hardy's Birthplace sites.
The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces, and is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams that care for these sites. Durlston Country Park has also achieved the Green Heritage Site Accreditation, supported by Historic England, for the management of its historic features.
Councillor Ray Bryan, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, said: “I am thrilled to hear that once again Dorset’s country parks and green spaces are being rightly recognised as some of the best in the country.
Regularly spending time in the outdoors has proven benefits for health and well-being, which is why it is so important that we take all the steps necessary at our countryside sites to maintain the high standards associated with the Green Flag status. These sites will also play a critical role in our efforts to make nature bigger, better and more joined up in our county.”
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