Preston parks awarded Green Flag status

Source: Preston City Council 25 July 2023

Preston City Council is celebrating following receiving Green Flag Award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick local nature reserve, Haslam Park, Moor Park, and Winckley Square Gardens.

Cllr Freddie Bailey; Senior Park Ranger, Steve Smith; volunteers from Friends Groups receiving the recognition at the Green Flag Awards ceremony at Chorley Town Hall on 18 July 2023

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces, and testament to the hard work and dedication of the parks teams and friends groups that care for our green spaces so that everyone can enjoy them.

Cabinet Member for environment and community safety at Preston City Council, Councillor Freddie Bailey, said:

“I’m delighted to see our beautiful Preston parks and green spaces have been recognised in the Green Flag scheme.

“The Council has been working hard to improve our parks including public consultation about improving and upgrading facilities in Preston using Levelling Up funding.

“Our local parks not only provide a space for trees, plants and nature, they are also an intrinsic part of the local communities’ recreational pursuits which is so important for health and wellbeing.”

Commenting on the news that Preston’s parks have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd, added:

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these Preston sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park, and Winckley Square Gardens are vital green spaces for the community in Preston. bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles.

“The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards of the Green Flag award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.


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