Flags fly high to celebrate parks

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GREEN flags will be flying proudly this week at beauty spots.

Staunton Country Park in Havant, and Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Clanfield will hoist the flags as part of Love Parks Week.

The Sensory Garden in Fareham town centre and Holly Hill Woodland Park will also be flying the flags.

The national awards are handed out by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and recognise the best green spaces in the country.

Councillor Roy Perry, leader of Hampshire County Council, which runs the two parks, said: ‘Green Flags are an important sign to visitors of the high quality they can enjoy during a visit.

‘They represent all the hard work of staff, volunteers and partner organisations who are dedicated to making our country parks a wonderful location for everyone to enjoy.

‘Over the next few years, we will be building on the success of our country parks, with a programme of transformation which will provide an even greater array of activities.’