More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,582 across the UK.
Muster Green in Haywards Heath is one of the very best in the UK and that’s official.
The green space is among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces that will receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Town Mayor, Cllr Sujan Wickremaratchi said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for Muster Green from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that people in Haywards Heath are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.
“I would like to thank all the Town Council ground-staff, In Bloom Committee members, residents, and all who contribute in making our town look attractive. Let’s keep up the good work.”
“Cllr Sandy Ellis Chair of Haywards Heath Town Council’s South and South East in Bloom Committee added The Green flag awards are a benchmark nationally for the standards of parks and green spaces.
“To find out that we have won a green flag for Muster Green is fantastic and could not think of a green space that deserved this more. The Ground-staff go to great lengths to make the green a welcoming place and we are proud to celebrate its historical history. The green is very much a valued community asset in our beloved town and is admired by both residents and visitors alike.
“Its home to our spring festival and our town’s Remembrance Services. As chairman of HHIB and on behalf of our committee we thank the ground-staff and council staff who take such care in maintaining Muster Green and we all share in the pride of receiving this prestige award as Muster Green is truly The Jewel in the crown of Haywards Heath.”
The announcement of this year’s Award winners came in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country are enjoying Love Parks Week (July 24 to August 2), an annual celebration of our country’s fantastic green spaces and the community groups that bring them to life.”
Report and picture contributed by Haywards Heath Town Council.