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Press Release

Monday 25th July 2011

Fareham receives prestigious Green Flag Awards

Sensory Garden and Holly Hill Woodland Park have both retained the prestigious Green Flag Award for the 3rd and 4th consecutive years respectively.

The Green Flag award is a national accolade that shows visitors that the park is well maintained and well managed, with excellent facilities; a high quality green space in the Borough of Fareham.

Holly Hill Woodland Park and the Sensory Garden are two of a record number of parks and green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award nationally this year, ensuring that even more of areas now have access to well managed, high quality green spaces.

This year 1,288 parks and green spaces will fly either the Green Flag or Community Award, a sign that the value of green space is widely acknowledged as vital to our communities.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley, said: "Congratulations to all those officers and volunteers in Fareham who work tirelessly to ensure our Borough remains at such a high award winning standard. I am delighted that both of these wonderful parks retain their Green Flags."

All award-winning sites now have the chance to receive a further award from the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the People�s Choice Award. This award is voted for by the public, who are asked to vote for the Sensory Garden and Holly Hill Woodland Park as the people�s choice award, to visit the Green Flag Award website now www.greenflagaward.org to register their vote.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

For more information visit:
www.greenflagaward.org www.keepbritaintidy.org www.communities.gov.uk www.green-space.org.uk www.btcv.org

For Further Information Contact:
Sue Mills, PR and Marketing Manager, tel: 01329 824518
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk



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