Rushmere Country Park awarded the coveted Green Flag Award officially recognizing it as one of the country’s best parks.
In a record-breaking year Rushmere Country Park is celebrating receiving the award for the fourth consecutive year
Today environmental charity The Greensand Trust is celebrating after receiving a Green
Flag Award for Rushmere Country Park in Heath and Reach, near Leighton Buzzard,
The news that Rushmere Country Park has 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.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like
to congratulate everyone involved at Rushmere Country Park in achieving a Green Flag
“Rushmere Country Park is a vital green space for the community in Leighton Buzzard and
surrounding area, 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
Commenting on the news, The Greensand Trust Chief Executive Gill Welham said:
“We’re delighted to see the hard work of our staff and volunteers recognised in this way for
the fourth consecutive year.
“The Greensand Trust is also involved in helping to manage a number of Bedfordshire
Green Flag sites including Ampthill Great Park, Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Linslade Wood
and Flitton Moor, but this award is one we are particularly proud of as we manage Rushmere
Country Park which we co-own with Central Bedfordshire Council.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under
licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and
rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the
management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.