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Environment award for Greenspaces Ranger

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Monday 15 January

Swale Greenspaces Ranger wins champion award

Swale Borough Council’s Greenspaces Ranger, Kris Staples, has won an award at the Kent Environment Strategy celebration event.

Kris, who was nominated in the individual category for a Kent Environment Champions 2017 award, was recognised for the work he has done to attract families and young people to Swale’s two country parks.

The award also recognised Kris’ work with volunteers and his role in cutting crime in the parks.

Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs, said:

"We are delighted for Kris, and congratulate him on an amazing achievement.

"His contribution, alongside that of the voluntary groups he works with, has made a fantastic difference to the borough’s country parks.

"The parks are attracting increasing numbers of local visitors, as well as those from further afield – due in no small part to his hard work.

"This award is a well-earned acknowledgement of his hard work, which is providing the highest standards of management for our open spaces for local people to enjoy."

The award ceremony took place at a gala celebration evening, hosted at Allington Castle, Maidstone last month.

Kris Staples currently manages Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Faversham, and Milton Creek Country Park, Sittingbourne.

For more information about the Kent Environment Strategy please visit their website.

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