Lightwater Country Park gets its first Green Flag Award

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce double celebrations as Lightwater Country Park achieves its first Green Flag Award, and Frimley Lodge Park its 19th.

Lightwater Country Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as one of the best in the country. It’s the first time the 59-hectare park in Surrey Heath has been awarded this international mark of quality.

And it was a day of double celebrations in Surrey Heath as Frimley Lodge Park received a Green Flag Award too – for an amazing 19th time.

The parks are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces, and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

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Frimley Lodge Park playground gets a £150k makeover

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce investment in Frimley Lodge Park play facilities,

Frimley Lodge Park play area is getting a £150,000 makeover.

The overwhelming winner from the public consultation and vote held by Surrey Heath Borough Council before Christmas was the fantastic design submitted by Kompan (pictured).

The winning design, aimed at children up to age 14, features a wide variety of features including castle and keep-themed towers, racing zipwires, a sensory path, sandpit and various types of swings.

Inclusive play equipment includes a ground level roundabout and trampoline, sensory eco-rain wheel, play panels, tipi carousel, birds nest swing, home see-saw and DDA accessible stairs to the castle units.

SHBC would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, and for their patience in the transition period.  The contractor is due to start working on the refurbishment of the play area on 23 April. It is anticipated the work will take around four to five weeks.

The work is subject to weather and other variables – updates will be posted when possible on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/surreyheath

Frimley Lodge Park is a Green Flag Award-winning park in Surrey Heath.The 24-hectare site boasts a wide range of facilities for all ages including large areas of open space and woodland, picnic areas, children’s playground, trim trail, miniature railway and café, along with football and cricket pitches and a pitch and putt course. www.surreyheath.gov.uk/flp

Frimley Lodge Park earns its 18th Green Flag Award

Surrey Heath borough Council announce that,

Frimley Lodge Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the best in the country – for the 18th year running!

The 24-hectare park is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Owned and maintained by Surrey Heath Borough Council, Frimley Lodge Park attracts a large number of visitors with its beautiful open spaces, picnic areas, pitch and putt course, children’s playgrounds; as well as a miniature railway and barbecue and private hire areas. Other attractions include a 3G all-weather football pitch, traditional football and cricket pitches, and a café.

The Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Dan Adams attended the unveiling of the flag at the Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway in the park, along with SHBC Executive Head of Business Daniel Harrison, and other members of the Business and Greenspace teams.

Cllr Adams said: “It’s a very special achievement for Frimley Lodge Park to receive its 18th consecutive Green Flag Award. Good quality green spaces are very important to residents and visitors, and this award is recognition for the hard work and dedication that goes into maintaining Frimley Lodge Park to such a high standard. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It has been a record-breaking year for Green Flag Awards, and it’s fantastic to see such a diverse range of locations have been recognised. “We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to experience, and encourage the public to head outdoors, explore their local area and find even more unexpected green spaces they can enjoy.”