Poole nets trio of Green Flags for parks

HAPPY: Poole celebrates Green Flag success as three parks in the borough have been awarded the sought after national award

HAPPY: Poole celebrates Green Flag success as three parks in the borough have been awarded the sought after national award

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POOLE Park has been awarded a prestigious national accolade in recognition of its beauty, cleanliness and engagement with residents.

Along with Hamworthy Park and Upton Country Park, the town has received three Green Flag Awards for 2014 – a sign to visitors that the parks have the highest possible standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent facilities.

Each park entered into the award is judged against a strict set of criteria which include cleanliness, health, safety and security, conservation and heritage, and how welcoming the parks are to visitors.

Cllr Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, said that the seventh award for Poole Park could not come at a better time.

She said: “The council and the Friends of Poole Park will soon be submitting a £2.5million bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help deliver a range of enhancements in the park.

“The HLF require the parks that they fund to maintain Green Flag standards for around 10 years, so this award is vital to the success of our Poole Park Life project.”

She added that high quality green spaces make a huge difference to people’s quality of life and described them as ‘vital’ to a happy and healthy lifestyle for everyone in the community.

“We are immensely proud that Poole, Hamworthy and Upton have once again maintained their high standards.”

It is the ninth Green Flag Award for Upton Country Park and the fifth for Hamworthy Park.

The annual Green Flag Award scheme is run by Keep Britain Tidy on behalf of the Department for Communities and the Local Government.

Top garden awards won

BOURNEMOUTH has won a record number of prestigious Green Flag awards this year for its parks and gardens.

Queens Park has become the latest addition to Bournemouth’s tally, which now stands at 15, placing the town eighth on the list for all local authorities in the UK.

The award, granted through the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

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12:27pm Thu 31 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

CLEANLINESS in Poole park, you have got to be kidding.........Stin
king cesspit of a lake full of algae,slipping on goose sh*t where ever you walk.
The last time I ventured into the park the stench from the lake was unbearable.
What parent in their right mind would let their kids loose near that.
CLEANLINESS in Poole park, you have got to be kidding.........Stin king cesspit of a lake full of algae,slipping on goose sh*t where ever you walk. The last time I ventured into the park the stench from the lake was unbearable. What parent in their right mind would let their kids loose near that. burgerboy
  • Score: 7

1:53pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

burgerboy wrote:
CLEANLINESS in Poole park, you have got to be kidding.........Stin

king cesspit of a lake full of algae,slipping on goose sh*t where ever you walk.
The last time I ventured into the park the stench from the lake was unbearable.
What parent in their right mind would let their kids loose near that.
I wondered why it wasn't the park of choice for the travellers?
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: CLEANLINESS in Poole park, you have got to be kidding.........Stin king cesspit of a lake full of algae,slipping on goose sh*t where ever you walk. The last time I ventured into the park the stench from the lake was unbearable. What parent in their right mind would let their kids loose near that.[/p][/quote]I wondered why it wasn't the park of choice for the travellers? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 7

2:50pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Ebb Tide says...

Hopefully the flag for Hamworthy park will not be taken away because of the recent thefts of outboard motors.

Public opinion concerning the need for any storage of valuable boating equipment in our public park has obviously been ignored, unsolicited or misunderstood : three factors emphasizing a real lack of any real "public engagement".
Hopefully the flag for Hamworthy park will not be taken away because of the recent thefts of outboard motors. Public opinion concerning the need for any storage of valuable boating equipment in our public park has obviously been ignored, unsolicited or misunderstood : three factors emphasizing a real lack of any real "public engagement". Ebb Tide
  • Score: -2

5:00pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ashleycross says...

Oh goody, 2.5million pounds worth of building over the park. Haven't we seen enough of it disappear under buildings already? I Guess Poole is just a pushover when it comes to building over its open spaces when even what should be its pride and joy, Poole park, is having money applied for specifically to build over what is left of it.
Oh goody, 2.5million pounds worth of building over the park. Haven't we seen enough of it disappear under buildings already? I Guess Poole is just a pushover when it comes to building over its open spaces when even what should be its pride and joy, Poole park, is having money applied for specifically to build over what is left of it. ashleycross
  • Score: 2

5:02pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ashleycross says...

As for cleanliness and security, I presume litter, raw sewage, goose dropping and having an entire holly tree pinched in broad daylight don't count in the ratings system.
As for cleanliness and security, I presume litter, raw sewage, goose dropping and having an entire holly tree pinched in broad daylight don't count in the ratings system. ashleycross
  • Score: 1

7:08pm Thu 31 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

Having been at Poole today, Poole Park stank from the lake. Why isn't it a tidal lake with sea water. Once the water is at a right level it can be shut off and reopen at the next tide change. Goose **** all over the place. Whitehaven full of crow ****, litter all over the place. It could be worse if the Pikeys were there.
Having been at Poole today, Poole Park stank from the lake. Why isn't it a tidal lake with sea water. Once the water is at a right level it can be shut off and reopen at the next tide change. Goose **** all over the place. Whitehaven full of crow ****, litter all over the place. It could be worse if the Pikeys were there. TheDistrict
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Thu 31 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

Having been at Poole today, Poole Park stank from the lake. Why isn't it a tidal lake with sea water. Once the water is at a right level it can be shut off and reopen at the next tide change. Goose **** all over the place. Whitehaven full of crow ****, litter all over the place. It could be worse if the Pikeys were there.
Having been at Poole today, Poole Park stank from the lake. Why isn't it a tidal lake with sea water. Once the water is at a right level it can be shut off and reopen at the next tide change. Goose **** all over the place. Whitehaven full of crow ****, litter all over the place. It could be worse if the Pikeys were there. TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

9:26pm Thu 31 Jul 14

fairandsquared says...

What a miserable negative bunch of people here, always dwelling on the negatives, try seeing the hundreds of people enjoying the park and feeding the ducks and swans and see what a beautiful place it really is. It's not the council that chucks rubbish all over the place and most of us love the park
What a miserable negative bunch of people here, always dwelling on the negatives, try seeing the hundreds of people enjoying the park and feeding the ducks and swans and see what a beautiful place it really is. It's not the council that chucks rubbish all over the place and most of us love the park fairandsquared
  • Score: -2

10:38pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Logical and sensible says...

Thousands of people visit Poole Park every year and keep coming back. It's free to visit with lots of things for families to do there. There is a lot worse places to live in the country! Be grateful of where you live because negativity does nothing for society.
Thousands of people visit Poole Park every year and keep coming back. It's free to visit with lots of things for families to do there. There is a lot worse places to live in the country! Be grateful of where you live because negativity does nothing for society. Logical and sensible
  • Score: -1

1:48pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Ebb Tide says...

ashleycross wrote:
Oh goody, 2.5million pounds worth of building over the park. Haven't we seen enough of it disappear under buildings already? I Guess Poole is just a pushover when it comes to building over its open spaces when even what should be its pride and joy, Poole park, is having money applied for specifically to build over what is left of it.
The park is supposed to give us a sense of the rural, so building over it must be resisted. Those with enough knowledge of the wishes of the benefactor that gave us Poole Park will hopefully agree.
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Oh goody, 2.5million pounds worth of building over the park. Haven't we seen enough of it disappear under buildings already? I Guess Poole is just a pushover when it comes to building over its open spaces when even what should be its pride and joy, Poole park, is having money applied for specifically to build over what is left of it.[/p][/quote]The park is supposed to give us a sense of the rural, so building over it must be resisted. Those with enough knowledge of the wishes of the benefactor that gave us Poole Park will hopefully agree. Ebb Tide
  • Score: 0

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