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Hall Park is flying the flag as one of the UK's very best green spaces
A record number of parks and green spaces collect Green Flag Award
Hall Park in Rushden has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. More »
The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award– the mark of a quality park or green space.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the 4thyear.
"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Hall Park to such a high standard.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
"Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people." » Less
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:16 by Barbara Wiggins
Rushden Town - Good news
The Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph has reported that Rushden has the "healthiest" town centre in the North of the County, according to a leading retail advisor's latest rankings. More »
Harper Dennis Hobbs' (HDH) vitality report has ranked retail centres based on the proportion of upmarket shops, value-led shops, unit vacancy rates and 'undesirable' shops, such as pawnbrokers and money lenders.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:25 by Barbara Wiggins
Heritage Open Days, England's biggest festival of history and culture, is set to get communities' creative juices flowing with an innovative challenge in 2017. A surprise 'bonus' award of £75,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery will enable four new artistic interventions for the festival. Four artists will be creating work rooted in local stories to be presented in the communities whose history they reflect. The project will benefit England's most under-resourced areas to bring culture and history to life within their local communities, encouraging more people to get involved with the heritage on their doorstep. These creations will be free for all to access over the festival weekend, open 7th – 10th September 2017. More »
St Mary's Church in Rushden is taking part in the Heritage Open Days on Saturday 9 September. The Church will be open between 9am and 4pm, with tours of the 172ft high Bell Tower taking place during the morning.
St Mary's is a 12th Century Church steeped in history. Inside the building there is a magnificent Strainer Arch which is similar to features at Canterbury and Wells Catherdrals. There is also a similar structure at St Mary's Church Finedon, believed to be by the same Architect. » Less
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:23 by Barbara Wiggins