Alexandra Park, St Leonards Gardens and Hastings Country Park in Hastings have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.

These green spaces are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

Colin Fitzgerald, lead councillor for environmental services said: “The awards recognise our parks are maintained to the highest standards in the UK.”

We hope you have enjoyed reading this article. The future of our volunteer led, non-profit publication would be far more secure with the aid of a small donation. You can also support local journalism by becoming a friend of HIP. It only takes a minute and we would be very grateful.