A community garden scheme in Enderby has been recognised as one of the country’s finest green spaces for the third year running after retaining its Green Flag Community award (formerly Green Pennant).
A Place to Grow, which is based in Mill lane, is one of only two parks in Leicestershire to have received the coveted award this year.
The Green Flag Community award recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary groups, with a particular focus on community involvement.
Community Action Blaby District manage the garden working in partnership with Blaby District Council.
The project was originally set up to help people suffering from mental health problems, but now provides support for a wide range of groups across the district.
Abdul Asghar, Sporting Change team leader at Community Action Blaby District said: “We are all really proud to have received the Green Flag award for the third successive and everyone that has worked on the project is so pleased their hard work has been recognised.”
Councillor David Jennings, portfolio holder for health and community services at Blaby District Council said:
“A Place to Grow is a fantastic example of how local people, voluntary organisations and local authorities can work together on a project which benefits the whole community. Everyone involved should feel a real sense of pride for what they have achieved.”
The Green Flag award scheme is managed by Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace.
Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman said:
“I would like to congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks and green spaces at a high standard to ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.”
For more information on A Place to Grow or how to get involved in the project contact Community Action Blaby District on 0116 272 7669.
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