Two of Fareham's parks have been named as the best in the country. Holly Hill Woodland Park and The Sensory Garden in Fareham Town Centre have received the recognition for the 10th and 8th year in a row.
The prestigious award, now in its third decade, recognises parks and green spaces that boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.
Winners set the benchmark for standards in the UK and around the world.
Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Susan Bell, said: "I am delighted that two of our parks have once again achieved green flag status. The awards celebrate the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the green spaces and achieve such high standards."
Executive Member for Streetscene, Councillor Tiffany Harper, said: "I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work this year without whom these results would not have been possible."
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people."
All award-winning sites from the Green Flag scheme can be found here: http://www.greenflagaward.org/.
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