Last Updated: 14 Oct 2020 10:13am
Tonbridge Racecourse Sportsground today became the third of Tonbridge and Malling’s open spaces to be awarded a coveted Green Flag, placing it among the best of the open spaces in the country. The Sportsground joins Haysden Country Park, also in Tonbridge, and Leybourne Lakes Country Park near Larkfield, both of which have been flying their Green Flags for many years.
All three parks are managed and maintained by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council with the help of local volunteers who carry out organised tasks like litter picking, coppicing and tree planting. A Green Flag award tells the public that the space has been judged by Keep Britain Tidy to meet the highest standards in terms of maintenance, conservation and facilities.
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Mark Rhodes, says: “It is a matter of great pride that three of our borough’s green spaces have achieved Green Flag Awards in this very difficult year. Our thanks go to all the volunteer groups, rangers and visitors to the park for helping us to continue to improve and develop the outdoor spaces and facilities in the borough. It’s great news that we now have Green Flags flying high at Leybourne, Haysden and the Racecourse Sportsground.”