It’s a lucky 13 for Warwick District Council with the announcement that Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa has won an impressive thirteenth successive Green Flag Award.
At the same time, the Council’s Green Spaces team got the news that Crackley Wood in Kenilworth and Oakley Wood near Bishop’s Tachbrook have also been awarded prestigious Green Flags. Both woodlands are owned by the district council and maintained in partnership with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Oakley Wood and Crackley Wood.
Not to be outdone by their larger neighbours Foundry Wood on Princes Drive and Myton Pools off the Myton Road received Green Flag Community Awards from Keep Britain Tidy. These spaces are maintained and cared for by their respective Friends Groups of volunteers for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors.
The Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor George Illingworth said:
“To receive three Green Flag Awards from Keep Britain Tidy for two years running is a truly outstanding achievement. These awards recognise and highlight that local people and visitors to Warwick District are benefitting from green spaces of the very highest quality. I would like to play tribute to the huge efforts of the Council’s Green Spaces Team, contractors (idVerde) and the great partnership we have with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. However, I don’t believe we could have won these awards without the hard work of the Friends and volunteers who come out in all weathers to assist us in maintaining and improving these wonderful places.”