The Essex Wildlife Trust receives Green Flag award

Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve, which lies between Chigwell and Loughton.

Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve, which lies between Chigwell and Loughton.

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Wanstead & Woodford

A nature reserve received a prestigious award in recognition of its facilities and maintenance this week.

Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve, which lies between Chigwell and Loughton and is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust, received a Green Flag Award.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

The 160-acre nature reserve is famous for its wild flowers, such as Southern Marsh Orchids and Yellow Watercress, which flourish there.

The award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

Patrick Bailly, Essex Wildlife Trust’s warden at Roding Valley Meadows, said: “Roding Valley Meadows is a very special site and Essex Wildlife Trust is absolutely thrilled to receive a Green Flag Award.

“It recognises and highlights that, at Roding Valley Meadows, people in Loughton and the surrounding area are benefiting from a green space of the very highest quality.”

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1:10pm Wed 30 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

Congratulations. What a beautiful area
Congratulations. What a beautiful area jonny mash
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12:31pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Stephen Murray says...

Congratulations once again to all concerned. The Essex Wildlife Trust and the warden Patrick Baillie do a very good job managing this area for the benefit of us all. The Nature Reserve is enjoyed by many 100's of people from the Loughton Roding ward.

Independent Loughton Roding Ward District and Town Councillor Stephen Murray (member of the Nature Reserve management committee).
Congratulations once again to all concerned. The Essex Wildlife Trust and the warden Patrick Baillie do a very good job managing this area for the benefit of us all. The Nature Reserve is enjoyed by many 100's of people from the Loughton Roding ward. Independent Loughton Roding Ward District and Town Councillor Stephen Murray (member of the Nature Reserve management committee). Stephen Murray
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