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13th Green Flag Award for Tarvin Community Woodland

4th August 2022 @ 6:06am – by John Daines
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Tarvin Community Woodland Trust is celebrating after receiving another Green Flag (Community) Award for our Community Woodland, one of 2208 UK winners. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces

After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that Tarvin's Community Woodland achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that makes the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world. The manager, Paul Todd, said "the Community Woodland is a vital green space for the community in Tarvin. This award is testament to all the hard work of the volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award." A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups.

Chairman of the Trust, John Sim, said "that this 13th award emphasises the continuity of fund-raising and work in the woodland that has continued since it was created from scratch by Jim Grogan and other villagers." The Trust is largely self-funded, mainly from the proceeds of the annual plant sale and coffee morning. Very importantly, the Parish Council makes an annual grant on behalf of all the community. The band of trustees, members and volunteers works to keep the woodland in good condition with explanatory signage and other work with the primary school. John said "that Tarvin has a right to feel proud of its woodland that attracts heavy usage by members of our community and folk from other villages who have heard of it by its reputation".

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