Flag Pole Reinstated

New flag pole in Queens Garden

In November our new flag pole was installed at the Kentish Way entrance of Queens Garden, after a long campaign. This replaced an earlier one located nearby, now occupied by the Children’s Playground, which was redeveloped along with several small restaurants in what used to be part of the park. To celebrate this we were able to raise our Green Flag awarded for 2021/2. This was the third year in a row this park was successful. We will soon be aiming for this valued public green space, right in the town centre, to again be recognised in this manner.

Green Flag Award is a national award, a quality mark for parks & green spaces – and is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Its criteria are –

  • A welcoming place
  • Healthy, safe & secure
  • Well maintained & clean
  • Environmental management
  • Biodiversity, landscape & heritage
  • Community involvement
  • Marketing & communication
  • Management