Seven parks in the town retain Green Flag awards

Wardown Park Green Flag award
Wardown Park Green Flag award

Seven of the town’s parks have retained their Green Flag awards.

Wardown, Stockwood, Memorial, Brantwood, People’s and Manor road parks and Kidney wood were recognised among the UK’s leading parks and green spaces, for the second year running.

Friends Of The Park volunteers have worked with the council to improve the parks.

Councillor Aslam Khan said: “I am absolutely delighted that all seven parks that we nominated for Green Flag status have again been assessed as meeting the award criteria.

“This is a particularly noteworthy achievement given the ongoing extremely challenging financial environment which has meant unprecedented year-on-year funding reductions.

“To have retained this status, despite having to make cuts of just over £1m from our parks maintenance budget over the last four years, is down to tremendous teamwork from our staff and the volunteers who put so much effort into ensuring that everyone can enjoy Luton’s parks.”