Green Flag Status
BEDFORD BOROUGH PARKS RECEIVE AWARD FOR BEST IN
It’s official! Parks in Bedford Borough have
been named among the very best in the country.
Addison Howard Park, Bedford Park, Priory
Country Park and Harrold-Odell Country Park have all achieved Green
Flag status, and for the 12th year in a row Priory Country Park has
been awarded Green Flag status.
Green Flag is a national award scheme for well
managed parks and green spaces administered by national
environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, with support from the
Department of Communities and Local Government.
Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio
Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, said: “Local
residents can be rightly proud of the parks and green spaces in
Bedford Borough and this recognition confirms that our parks in
Bedford are among the very best in the country.
“Plenty of hard work and dedication goes into
looking after and managing our parks and green spaces throughout
the year and the Green Flag is excellent and well deserved
recognition of all this hard work, by both staff and
If you are interested in volunteering at
one the Borough Council's parks or green spaces
and helping the park rangers, gardeners, litter pickers and other
ground staff then contact Bedford Borough Council’s Community
Volunteering team on (01234) 718276 or visit