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Holt Country Park among UK's best open spaces

Written by  Sue Lawson
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Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, and Pretty Corner Woods, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2017/18.

This is the thirteenth year in a row that Holt Country Park has been able to fly the Green Flag, which denotes a welcoming, safe, clean and well-managed site.

The award demands year-on-year improvement for the status to be retained.

Holt Country Park was joined by Sadler’s Wood, just outside North Walsham, when it achieved a Green Flag in 2012, and then by Pretty Corner Woods the following year. 

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                                                               Sadler's Wood

All three are run by North Norfolk District Council, with part of Pretty Corner Woods run by the Woodland Trust.

Cllr Maggie Prior, NNDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “We are delighted that all three sites have retained their hard won status.

“A lot of hard work goes into making sure these beautiful places stay both welcoming and in excellent condition.

“Don’t forget that we also organise events at these locations, so you can choose to visit any one of the three as part of an organised event or in your own time.”

The award, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

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