03 August 2016
Park in Nottingham celebrates ten years as a Green Flag Award winning site
Bramcote Hills Park have been celebrating ten years of being a prestigious Green Flag Award winning park by raising a 10m x 5m flag in the Walled Garden at the park.
The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey raised the giant flag and was joined by ten special friends of the park. The friends who helped to raise the flag have been pivotal in the park receiving its flag - Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Greenwood Community Forest Partnership, Groundwork, nearby friends groups and Hemlock Happening - which is an annual event held in the park that began in 2002, the Hemlock Happening applied for the very first Green Flag Award.
Bramcote Hills Park is approximately 27 hectares in size, comprising a mix of woodland and parkland. It is a focal point for community participation in leisure and enjoyed by dog walkers, parents with young children and families - and of course hosts the annual Hemlock Happening which attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The park has a Holocaust Memorial Garden, a cycle path and the open parkland. Historical features include the ice-house, the site of the former Bramcote Hills House and the walled garden. Facilities include a play area, trim trail and cricket square, as well as picnic areas and seating. It also has interpretation panels throughout the park which help illustrate the area's history.
Chair of the Leisure, Parks and Cemeteries Committee, Councillor Shane Easom said: "Bramcote Hills Park is one of the Borough's most popular sites and we are delighted to be celebrating its tenth consecutive Green Flag Award.
"The park, along with the Council's other parks and open spaces are so successful because of the fantastic work of the many local people who are committed to ensuring they can be enjoyed by residents and visitors to the borough for many years to come."