THE PARKS in Droitwich run by Wychavon District Council have all retained their Green Flag status.
The Lido Park has held its title since 2007 and Vines Park and St Peters Field since 2013/14.
The accolade is awarded for green spaces which boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and are excellent places for visitors.
The judges take into consideration whether they are a welcoming, safe and clean environment, demonstrate sound conservation and promote community involvement.
Coun Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene at Wychavon, said: “We are absolutely delighted to retain the Green Flag Awards in our five main parks.
“Gaining the award is a challenge, but retaining it year-on-year is not an easy task so my thanks go to all those who work so hard to ensure this happens – both at Wychavon and at our contractors, Continental Landscapes Limited.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors and we know our residents, like us, value our parks and open spaces.”
Lynn Stevens, Senior Parks and Open Spaces Officer at Wychavon, said: “It’s fantastic that we have been able to maintain ourGreen Flag status in these five parks.
“Our parks and open spaces are really important to us as we know they are valued by our residents and visitors.
“Our work never stands still, all the time we try to get better and better and we will continue to work hard to increase the standards in all our parks”.
Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year.
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.
“We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”
Other Green Flag parks in Wychavon include Workman/Waterside Gardens in Evesham and Abbey Park in Pershore.
This year a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces achieved Green Flag status.