Green Flag 2023

Green Flag award 2023

Woodford Park awarded the coveted Green Flag Award for the sixth year running as it is again officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks 

In a record-breaking six-year run, Woodford Park is again raising its prestigious Green Flag Award

Woodley Town Council is once again celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for Woodford Park for the sixth year running. 

“The news that Woodford Park has once again achieved the accreditation – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces – is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it,” said Cllr Keith Baker, Woodley Town Council Leader.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Woodford Park in achieving a Green Flag Award.

“Woodford Park is a vital green space for the community in Woodley, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.” 

“The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and I am so proud of the team for their hard work and dedication to ensure that Woodford Park has kept this status for six years running. Each of them always goes above and beyond and I’d like to thank them and also thank The Friends of Woodford Park for the wonderful work they also do in the park,” said Kevin Murray, Woodley Town Council Deputy Town Clerk. 

 “Woodford Park has many areas for residents to enjoy, including the lake and boardwalk, the grass areas, two play areas, an outdoor paddling pool, the Garden of Remembrance, the Rotary Garden, the Memorial Ground and beautiful planting by The Friends of Woodford Park. Not many local parks can boast such facilities. In fact, Woodford Park is the only park in the Wokingham Borough area to have achieved and been awarded Green Flag status,” said Keith.

While Kevin added: “The addition of the Living Wall, planted this year to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, along with tree and painted stone dedications to our late Queen’s Jubilee, is yet another unique feature of Woodford Park, that also involved the community of Woodley. The stones were painted by local children and the wall was unveiled during a community Coronation picnic in the park, which was a huge success and really showcased Woodford Park.”

Love Parks Week

We will be celebrating the park and all of the parks and green spaces which we manage during Love Parks Week, which starts on 28th July. Children can collect a Biodiversity Quiz to complete from the Town Council’s reception, as well as a seeded earth card to plant wild flowers, while stocks last. 

Woodley Town Council team with Green Flag
L-R: Liam Haines, Amenities Team; Kevin Murray, Deputy Town Clerk; Mark Illsley, Amenities Team; Chris Baker, Amenities Team; David Provins, Friends of Woodford Park 
Members missing due to staff holidays: Gerard Wirth, Amenities Team; Colin Holland, Amenities Manager; Aaron Rogers, Amenities Team
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