A PARK in Woodley has been awarded its third Green Flag Award in a row, for its high standards and green spaces.

Woodford Park, Headley Road, Woodley, was given the award for the third year running by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Woodley Town Council announced the news on Thursday, October 15.

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Cllr Keith Baker said: "Winning the Green Flag award for the third-year running is a great testament to the hard work of the Town Council staff and the volunteers from the Friends of Woodford Park who help maintain such a beautiful facility.

"This has been all the more important during the lockdown period of Covid 19, where accessing green spaces was vital for mental and physical health.

"The Council is particularly proud that this is the only park in the Wokingham Borough area to have received and retained Green Flag status."

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Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, Chief Executive of Keepy Britain Tidy, said: “This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape for a short time.

“It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of parks staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors, Woodley Town Council has achieved the highest international standards for Woodford park, demanded by the Green Flag Award.”