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Aden receives Green Flag Award for 2nd year

Local Country Park is one of the best in the country. For the 2nd time Aden Country Park at Mintlaw Nr Peterhead, Aberdeenshire is one of the best in the country – and that’s official!

Today, Aden Country Park will receive the Green Flag Award, a sign to visitors that the park is well-maintained and well-managed, with excellent facilities.  A high-quality green space in the Buchan Area.

Aden Country Park is one of a record number of parks and green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award this year, ensuring that even more of us now have access to well-managed, high-quality green spaces.

In 2011, 1,288 parks and green spaces will fly either the Green Flag or Community Award, a sign that the value of green space is widely acknowledged as vital to our communities.

Neil Shirran, Aden Development Worker, said: “The success of this prestigious award makes Aden Country Park the most northerly recipient of a Green Flag in the United Kingdom. I think sometimes we forget what fantastic parks and green spaces we have here in Aberdeenshire, and this accolade acknowledges the high standard of services offered at Aden Country Park.“

Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman said: “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks and green spaces at a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.

“The Green Flag Award Scheme, and its growth, is essential in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces.  Access to quality green space is something we all desire and the scheme plays a key role in providing it.

“In these challenging financial times it is heartening that the number of Green Flag
Awards continue to grow.  As the value of green space and the role it plays in our communities strengthens, we must ensure these high standards remain.”

All award-winning sites now have the chance to receive a further award from the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the People’s Choice Award.  This award is voted for by the public, so if you want to see your local park receive a national accolade as the people’s choice, then visit the Green Flag Award website now to register your vote.

For further information on the award winning Aden Country Park please refer to the new Aden Country Park website on www.adencountrypark.org.uk