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Press Release

Green Flag

25 October 2021

Fareham Parks retain Green Flag awards

Fareham Borough Council is delighted to announce that it has retained the prestigious Green Flag Awards once again at two of its green spaces.

Holly Hill Woodland Park and The Sensory Garden in Fareham town centre have received recognition as two of the best parks in the country once again for the 14th and 12th year in a row – joining only around 2,000 sites in the UK to receive the honour.

The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.  Its purpose is to ensure that everybody has access to green spaces and that these spaces are managed to meet the needs of the community they serve.

Every site is assessed by experienced judges, who inspect the site and meet staff and volunteers. They judge the parks using eight criteria:

  1. A welcoming place
  2. Healthy, safe and secure
  3. Well maintained and clean
  4. Environmental management
  5. Biodiversity, landscape and heritage
  6. Community involvement
  7. Marketing and communication
  8. Management

Executive Member for Streetscene at Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Ian Bastable, said: “Fareham has many well managed and maintained open spaces and were thrilled to receive this award for two of our very best. This award is testament to the commitment and hard work from Council staff and volunteers, who help maintain these beautiful parks to such a high standard all year round. It has been a particularly challenging period due to the pandemic, but this award is the best thank you we could ask for. Congratulations and well done to all involved.”

More information about the Green Flag scheme can be found here:  


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