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Green Flag award

Recreation Ground awarded Green Flag for 2015!

Bollington named again as one of England’s top parks

Bollington Recreation Ground is once again officially one of the best parks in the country. The Adlington Road open space has been awarded, in 2014, Green Flag status after a rigorous inspection by judges from the Keep Britain Tidy group. This is the seventh year in succession that the Recreation Ground has achieved this meritorious award!

Macclesfield Borough Council (MBC) invested £150,000 in the Adlington Road facility in 2007/08, with resurfaced tennis courts, fencing around the bowling green, new seating, bins, signs, access, boundary fencing, restoring the existing gates, a new bridge over the river Dean, enhancing the woodland areas with wood carvings, and introducing more planting schemes in the eight-acre park.

Since then the Friends of the Rec have been very active in developing the ground and assisting the borough staff in keeping it clean and tidy and well planted. All this hard work has now paid off year after year! Congratulations and thanks must go to Carol Barnes, who has continued in her chairmanship and kept the Friends together for another successful year.

John Kershaw, Chairman of ‘Friends of the Rec’, centre, receiving the flag from David Rutley MP

CEC Cllr Matthew Davies, David Rutley MP, CEC Cllr Harold Davenport, Chairman of the Friends John Kershaw, CEC Grounds Maintenance staff, Alderman Mrs Sylvia Roberts, BTC Mayor Cllr Angela Williams, CEC Cllr Andrew Knowles