Hundreds fly the flag for Titchfield Park

CLIMBING HIGH -- Nathan Griffiths enjoy rock climbing at the park -- DISPIC NHUD 11-2230-2

CLIMBING HIGH -- Nathan Griffiths enjoy rock climbing at the park -- DISPIC NHUD 11-2230-2

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AN ACTION-packed day of fun on Titchfield Park in Hucknall culminated in the raising of a Green Flag, awarded to the town’s premier open space in recognition of its environmental excellence.

The venue has secured its nationally-recognised flag for the third consecutive year, and the achievement was celebrated at an event to mark ‘Celebrate Your Parks Week’.

FLYING HIGH -- youngsters Rihanna McNally and Alaster Foster enjoy kite-flying -- DISPIC NHUD 11-2230-1

FLYING HIGH -- youngsters Rihanna McNally and Alaster Foster enjoy kite-flying -- DISPIC NHUD 11-2230-1

Hundreds of residents flocked to the site to enjoy a host of activities laid on by Ashfield District Council, which owns and maintains the park, with support from SureStart. Attractions included a climbing wall, crafts, football, kwik cricket, crazy golf, play equipment and sumo suits.

A head-to-head obstacle course was also a big hit with mums and dads who competed against their kids.

Coun John Wilmott (Lab), of Hucknall, who is deputy leader of the council, said: “It was fantastic to see so many families and children from Hucknall enjoying the park.

“We are also very proud to celebrate achieving the Green Flag Award for the third year running on Titchfield Park.”

An appeal has also been launched to gain more national recognition for Titchfield Park as part of the Green Flag People’s Choice Award.

To vote, visit http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/GreenFlag/. Voting closes on Monday September 12.