Council parks win Green Flag Award

Leader of the Council Councillor David Neighbour, Hart District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Wildsmith, Hart Voluntary Action Wellbeing Projects Officer Amanda Slater and Hart Countryside Ranger Sarah Leedham at Edenbrook Country Park with the Green Flag Award flag

Edenbrook Country Park and Hartland Country Park have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme for the first time as two of the very best in the UK. 

This international award is the highest possible environmental standard for parks and green spaces, meaning sites where a flag is flying are both beautifully maintained, as well as having excellent visitor facilities. 

Both sites now join Fleet Pond Nature Reserve, Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve and Hartley Wintney Central Commons, which all retained their green flag status for 2023/24.  

The Hartland Country Park award was won in partnership with Berkeley Homes Southern, who own the site. This means that Hart District Council now manages five award-winning countryside sites.  

Green spaces are judged against a range of criteria including maintenance and cleanliness, environmental management, sustainability, biodiversity, conservation and heritage. 

The Leader of Hart District Council, Councillor David Neighbour, said: “We are fortunate to have a highly skilled countryside service who work closely with Hart’s community to provide inviting, high quality green spaces. Each site is judged on its own merits and suitability for the community it serves.  


“These criteria dovetail with the Council’s 2040 vision for Hart to be the best place, community and environment to live, work and enjoy.” 


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