Preston’s Parks Named Some of the Best in Britain
Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2014.
Six of Preston’s parks, open spaces and nature reserves are some of the very best in the UK – and that’s official!
They are among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.
The awards, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. 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.
Ashton Park is the most recent winner, awarded their first Green Flag in 2011/12. It’s added to the list of other quality green spaces across Preston:-
Fishwick local nature reserve at Fishwick Bottoms
The Friends of Haslam Park group also received a Green Flag Community Award for their volunteer management of the Sensory Garden and local nature reserve.
Cabinet member for community and environment, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive these Green Flag Awards for Preston’s parks and green spaces from Keep Britain Tidy.
“They highlight that people in Preston are benefitting from green spaces of the very highest quality.
“Preston has six parks and open spaces that meet the Green Flag award standard, and is recognition to all the hard work and commitment, not only from council staff, but also volunteers and Friends Groups who help maintain them for our enjoyment.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd, added: “We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”
HASLAM PARK SENSORY GARDEN
Angela Sinclair, Communications Officer, Preston City Council, 01772 906476
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