WOODLEY park has been recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces for the second year running.

Woodford Park has again received Green Flag status through the award scheme as one of the very best in the world.

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The park joins other green spaces awarded recognition in Berkshire, and remains the only one to be awarded Green Flag status in the Wokingham Borough area.

Woodford Park is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world to received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Woodley town council leader Keith Baker said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the second year running.

Green Flag Award scheme manager Pail Todd said: "We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Woodford Park to such a high standard by staff and volunteers."

"It's fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.

"Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.

"We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement."