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Leicestershire notches up a hat-trick of Green Flag awards for its country parks

The green spaces at Beacon Hill, Market Bosworth and Snibston are among the best in the country

Cows at Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill is a Green flag winner again

Three of Leicestershire’s popular country parks have again been recognised as among the best in the country.

Beacon Hill Country Park near Loughborough, Market Bosworth Country Park and Snibston Colliery Park in Coalville have all retained their prestigious Green Flag status.

All three are managed by Leicestershire County Council and are among more than 2,000 parks and green spaces across the UK to earn the right to fly Green flags in a recently announced 2022 winners list.

These Green flag awards confirm what any visitor to Market Bosworth, Beacon Hill and Snibston will tell you – that they are absolutely fantastic places.

Our country parks have proved their value to people over the last couple of years during Covid-19 as places to relax, exercise and meet their friends and family safely.

And they continue to be really popular now.

Anyone who hasn’t visited them yet should definitely plan a trip this summer.

Cllr Breckon added: “I’m incredibly proud of our team of park rangers who work so hard to make sure our parks are places of great natural beauty but also have attractions which bring people back to them time and time again.”

Keep Britain Tidy runs the Green Flag Award Scheme under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

The charity’s accreditation manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these Leicestershire County Council parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“They are avital green spaces for the community in Leicestershire. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here

To find out more about the council’s country parks visit its webpage.

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