Headstocks is one of best green spaces

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Brinsley Headstock has been awarded a prestigious Community Green Flag award.

Colliers Wood has also retained its Green Flag which further highlights these local parks and green spaces are the very best in the UK.

The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Sue Bagshaw, who is also an Eastwood councillor, was one of the first to congratulate the local volunteers when she visited the site to celebrate the work of the group.

The Green Fag awards recognise and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

A Green Flag is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Councillor Mick Brown, a Greasley councillor, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Community Green Flag Award for Brinsley Headstocks Green Space for first time.

“I also want to thank the volunteers who have been part of this process and who have worked so hard to protect our local heritage and to help us achieve this”

“This award highlights that local people are benefitting from parks and green space of the very highest quality.”

The Friends of Brinsley Headstocks was formed in 2008 and is a voluntary community group who help to maintain and develop Brinsley’s old mining site.

They work in partnership with Broxtowe Borough Council and other groups to develop the area as a heritage and local nature reserve, an amenity for the community and a focus for the mining and literary heritage of our area.