Eight of Amber Valley Borough Council’s parks and open spaces are amongst the best in Britain – and that’s official. Belper Cemetery, Belper Parks, Belper River Gardens, Cray’s Hill Recreation Ground, Ripley’s Crossley Park, Heanor Memorial Park, Pennytown Ponds and Riddings Park have just been given a prestigious Green Flag Award.... Read more
Amber Valley Borough Council manage a variety of sites and facilities including eight Green Flag award-winning parks. Parks and gardens located within the borough include:
Derbyshire County Council manages a number of nature reserves, four of which are sites of Special Scientific Interest and eight of which are Local Nature Reserves. Most of the Nature Reserves have public access. We liaise with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust which has more than 40 nature reserves.
Making Great Parks With Friends Groups
Great parks improve many aspects of people's lives - helping to improve health, providing safe places for children to play and learn, increasing both the environmental and economic value of an area and providing space for wildlife. We manage parks efficiently and effectively but welcome the involvement of as many users as possible. Citizens are encouraged to respect their environment and be good neighbours.
Please see 'Making Great Parks With Friends Groups' and 'Partnership Behaviour Protocol' for further details including the principles which guide our relationship with Friends' Groups - voluntary groups of local residents, workers or visitors who dedicate some of their time, energy and effort to caring for and improving their local park to help us all make it great.