Four-some news for Diss Park as town’s green space is recognised

Diss Park has been awarded Green Park status for the fourth year running. Pictured is town mayor Julian Mason. ANL-150109-145445001
Diss Park has been awarded Green Park status for the fourth year running. Pictured is town mayor Julian Mason. ANL-150109-145445001

Diss Park has been awarded Green Park status — four the fourth consecutive year.

The Scheme, run by environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best green spaces across the country.

Diss Town Mayor, Julian Mason said; “We are delighted to reaffirm our Green Flag status.

“Considerable work has been undertaken in the Park in recent years and I’d like to extend my gratitude to Town Council staff who work tirelessly to maintain such high standards”.

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd added: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

Diss Park first won the award in 2013 and is put under scrutiny in eight criteria, including conservation and heritage, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

In all, a record 1,582 awards have been made this year across the country.