03 August 2016
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
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
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."
For more details of the parks and open spaces in Broxtowe
Borough visit the website at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/parks
or contact 0115 917 3643 or email [email protected]