Northampton parks named as two of the best in Britain

Published: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Delapré Park and Abington Park have been named as two of the best green spaces in the UK and Ireland.

The two parks have retained their Green Flag Award status for another successive year, following the Council’s commitment of meeting standards for providing local communities with accessible, clean and safe green spaces.

Both parks will proudly continue to display the prestigious Green Flag Award, with this year marking an impressive five years in a row for Deplaré Park and four years for Abington Park.

Cabinet member for environment, Cllr Mike Hallam, said: “Receiving the Green Flag Award for both Abington Park and Delapre Park is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work, care and attention given by our Grounds Maintenance Contractor, Park Rangers, the ‘Friends of Abington Park’ and ‘Friends of Delapre Abbey’ groups, and the many other individuals/volunteers that take the time to keep the parks at their best.

“The public also have a huge part to play in the upkeep and cleanliness of the parks and I’d like to remind people to continue to respect these spaces by clearing up after themselves when visiting the parks.

“We are delighted to be able to fly the flags for yet another year and will do so with pride and a great sense of satisfaction.”

The Green Flag Award announcements come at end of the Love Parks Week activities, which conclude in Northampton with a Summer Food Fair in Abington Park Museum and a girls’ football open day at The Racecourse on Saturday 22 July.