Cornwall news Village park in Cornwall is named one of the best in the world UK news
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Breaking News ! A village park has been named as one of the best in the world after residents volunteered their time to breathe new life into the playing field. Tresillian Playing Field, near Truro, has won an international Green Flag Award – the green spaces version of the Blue Flag awards seen on beaches. It means it’s one of the very best in the world and is one of the few green spaces in Cornwall to gain the honour. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world. Tresillian Playing Field is one of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020. Read More Related Articles Villagers fear one of Cornwall’s oldest pubs will never open again Read More Related Articles Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre near Launceston to close permanently Helen Nicholson, chair of the management committee, said “We’re very proud of what the community has achieved in turning this area into a well-used playing field. It’s great that our efforts have been recognised by this Green Flag Community Award and I’d like to thank the volunteers on the committee for their hard work in achieving this high standard.” The playing field was put in trust for the local community by Viscount Lord Falmouth to commemorate the sacrifice of four local men who died in the First World War. Lord Falmouth has said he is delighted to see new life breathed into the park and has congratulated the management committee on their hard work in achieving this award. You can stay up-to-date on the top news near you with CornwallLive's FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. Among those volunteers whose hard work has paid off are Tresillian residents Andrew Tullett, Lasse Tillgren, Pete Thomas and Steven and Lee Penton, as well as trustee Graham Ellis.
. “It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of volunteers that, despite the challenges, Tresillian Playing Field Management Committee has achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
The team at Falmouth University's Penryn Campus, which has gained a Green Flag
(Image: Neal Megaw)
Another Cornish success story is Penryn Campus gardens and grounds, which have been recognised for the fourth year in a row. Penryn Campus is shared by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter Cornwall and the historic grounds are open to the public. Both universities are dedicated to sustainability under the Climate Emergency banner and a key part of this involves supporting green spaces and biodiversity on campus. Oliver Lane, FX Plus director of residences and facilities, whose grounds team maintain Penryn Campus, said: “We’re delighted to have retained our Green Flag and are excited to be joining many famous venues around the country ‘going green’. “Winning the Green Flag this year is set against the background of the coronavirus pandemic, which has made it even harder for our grounds team to work and ensure the campus remains beautiful, sustainable and safe. A big thanks to the team – headed by Toby Nenning.”
Penryn Campus grounds blend historic sub-tropical planting with newly created landscapes and are a haven for a diverse range of plant and animal species. The gardens, which are open to everyone, include a walled garden, herbaceous beds, sub-tropical planting, fruit producing orchard, Italian garden and terraces, an 18th century lime avenue, parkland, a drive with pinetum native woodlands and historic rare rhododendrons which were cultivated on the site in the Victorian era.
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