Chaddesden Neighbourhood Board have been actively involved in making improvements at Chaddesden Park. This included working with a voluntary group to add Summer plants to the wooden planters in the café area, along with many local residents who maintain the community garden and the gardens outside the Age UK Centre.
The Keep Chaddesden Tidy group regularly organise litter picks as well as participating in the Great British Spring Clean campaign earlier this year. Furthermore, the Chaddesden Women’s Institute paid for the new wording on the finger sign at the Maine Drive entrance to the park. On top of this Apprentices from Derby College redecorated the public and disabled toilets on the park to generally improve the appearance of the facilities.
Councillor Sara Bolton, Chair of the Chaddesden Neighbourhood Board said,
“We are delighted that the dedication of the local community and beyond has been recognised with a Green Flag Award for Chaddesden Park. A lot of effort has gone into keeping our park tidy plus making improvements which can be enjoyed by all our park users and visitors for years to come.”
Chaddesden Park was one of six Derby parks which were recently awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award, which is the mark of a well-managed park or green space.
Judges felt the key attributes of Chaddesden Park were the nature area and ponds, their newly refurbished BMX track and the volunteer-led Community Garden. They also highlighted the cleanliness of the park, commenting there was “very little evidence of litter or dog fouling and visitors clearly have respect for the park”.