On the 18th July 2017, Surrey Heath Borough Council announced,
L-R SHBC Recreation and Business Manager Sue McCubbin, SHBC Greenspace Team Leader Steve Harris, Glendale Contract Supervisor Christopher Wickham and the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Valerie White
Frimley Lodge Park in Surrey Heath has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world – for the 17th year running!
The 24-hectare park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that 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.
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 which now also doubles as a footgolf 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 Valerie White said at the unveiling of the flag: “I am absolutely delighted to see Frimley Lodge Park receive its 17th Green Flag Award.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Frimley Lodge Park to such a high standard.
“It is such a popular, attractive park with excellent facilities, and well deserves this amazing award – I congratulate all those involved.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”