Rutland Water retains Green Flag status

View of Rutland Water taken at Barnsdale.
Photo: MSMP090113-004ow
View of Rutland Water taken at Barnsdale. Photo: MSMP090113-004ow
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Anglian Water’s Rutland Water has retained its Green Flag status as one of the best green spaces in the country.

Five of Anglian Water’s reservoirs and water parks have earned coveted Green Flag statuses. The flag status, now in its 20th year, is given by Keep Britain Tidy.

The awards are a sign to visitors that the parks are well-maintained and well-managed green spaces, with excellent facilities.

Green flags will be flown at car parks around the reservoirs for the next year to mark their status.

This year, 1,686 parks and green spaces across the country will fly the flags, ensuring that even more of us now have access to well-managed, high-quality green spaces close to our doorsteps.

Jake Williams, head of parks and conservation at Anglian Water, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to fly the Green Flag at Rutland for another year.

“This is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication from staff and volunteers at Anglian Water and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

“This really is a wonderful asset to Rutland and the surrounding area – there is so much to see and do whether you love fishing, wildlife watching or just spending a day out with the family in a beautiful, tranquil spot.

“We are especially proud this year as five of our water parks have been awarded Green Flags – our reservoirs were created to provide water for millions of households but it is fantastic that they can also provide a home for wildlife and a place for people to enjoy themselves as well.”

Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “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.”

The fantastic news comes as the UK’s largest inflatable Aqua Park opened at Rutland. The aquapark is open until September and tickets should be booked in advance at www.aquaparkrutland.co.uk