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Green Flag Flies At Borough Gardens

Green Flag Borough Gardens 1

7:18am 31st July 2014

The Green Flag is now flying at Dorchester's Borough Gardens.

The Mayor raised the flag to open the town's celebrations of national Love Parks Week.

The Green Flag award recognises that the Borough Gardens is one of the best in Britain.

Mayor Peter Mann explained why he thinks the gardens deserves the award;

''There's an emormous diversity of trees, the flowers are also very beautiful. The monuments, the clock, the bandstand, there all of a piece, it creates a very restful, peaceful and beautiful environment.''

The Major added that he is proud that the park has won the award for the seventh year running.

''I am very excited, I think it's wonderful news for Dorchester, we have got one of the loveliest parks that I know anywhere, it's emormously appreciated by the people of Dorchester and by visitors.

Dorchester Town Council held an all day event at the Gardens yesterday to celebrate.

Throughout the day, there was a variety of FREE events such as juggling workshops, free tennis coaching, a punch and judy show, a bouncy castle, vintage cars and activities from Dorset Police and Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.

The celebrations marked Love Parks Week's eighth birthday and organisers at Keep Britain Tidy aimed to gather thousands of people into parks and green spaces across the country.

The Major encourages the people of Dorchester and visitors to enjoy the Borough Gardens.

''According to the organisers of Love Parks day, the more time people can spend in green spaces the better for their physical and mental health and I think that's true'

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