The Whitchurch Millennium Green, also known as the Meadow, is one of 1424 UK sites receiving a Green Flag Award today – the national award for public and community parks and green spaces.

The Millennium Green in Whitchurch is open seven days a week to all members of the community whether they be walkers, sitters, dog walkers, educational groups, community groups and even hot air balloonists.

Meadow for a picnic?

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said:

“We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces. A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication has helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.

“I must also thank all this year’s 800+ volunteer judges for their magnificent efforts in assessing an astounding number of applications.”

The chairman of the Whitchurch Millennium Green Trust, Graham Burgess, said, “I showed [the judge] round the meadow and showed him the website and history.”

The Green Flag Award recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces. The scheme was set up in 1996 and is managed in the UK by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace. Known collectively as the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the consortium manages the scheme in England on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government and in Wales for the Welsh Steering Group.

The website for the Meadow is WHITCHURCH MEADOW.

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