It is with great pride that we can now share with you the news that Ashbourne Road District Allotments has been awarded Green Flag Community Award.
This is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces that are managed by voluntary and community groups. The Award is part of the Green Flag Award Scheme, the national standard for parks and green spaces.
This year there were only 20 allotment sites in the whole of the UK who received this Award, so it really is something special. Judging was undertaken during a very wet and windy day in April and the following factors were considered: A Welcoming Place; Healthy, Safe and Secure; Well Maintained and Clean; Environmental Management; Biodiversity, Landscape and Heritage; Community Involvement; Management and Achievements.
On July 17th a delegation of Committee members collected the Award on behalf of the Association at a ceremony in Walsall and the Judge’s feedback could not have been more positive. His comments re-inforce what visitors have been telling us for a while now, that our site is a community asset and a shining example for others to follow.
So to each and every one of you who make our site what it is…
Thank you for putting the ‘Community’ into this Award