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Preston parks awarded Inexperienced Flag standing

25 July 2023

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Preston Metropolis Council is celebrating following receiving Inexperienced Flag Award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick native nature reserve, Haslam Park, Moor Park, and Winckley Sq. Gardens.

The award is the worldwide high quality mark for parks and inexperienced areas, and testomony to the onerous work and dedication of the parks groups and mates teams that look after our inexperienced areas so that everybody can get pleasure from them.

Cupboard Member for atmosphere and neighborhood security at Preston Metropolis Council, Councillor Freddie Bailey, mentioned:

“I am delighted to see our stunning Preston parks and inexperienced areas have been recognised within the Inexperienced Flag scheme. “The Council has been working onerous to enhance our parks together with public session about enhancing and upgrading services in Preston utilizing Levelling Up funding. “Our native parks not solely present an area for timber, crops and nature, they’re additionally an intrinsic a part of the native communities’ leisure pursuits which is so vital for well being and wellbeing.”

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Commenting on the information that Preston’s parks have met the Inexperienced Flag Award normal, Maintain Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Supervisor Paul Todd, added:

“I wish to congratulate everybody concerned in making these Preston websites worthy of a Inexperienced Flag Award. “Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park, and Winckley Sq. Gardens are very important inexperienced areas for the neighborhood in Preston. bringing individuals collectively and offering alternatives to steer wholesome life. “The workers and volunteers accomplish that a lot to make sure that they preserve the excessive requirements of the Inexperienced Flag award and everybody concerned ought to really feel extraordinarily pleased with their achievement.”

The Inexperienced Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Maintain Britain Tidy beneath licence from the Division for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and inexperienced areas, setting the benchmark normal for the administration of inexperienced areas throughout the UK and world wide.

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The Inexperienced Flag Awards scheme is run by the environmental charity Maintain Britain Tidy, beneath licence from the Division for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, in partnership with Maintain Scotland Stunning, Maintain Wales Tidy and Maintain Northern Eire Stunning.

Maintain Britain Tidy is a number one environmental charity. It units the usual for the administration of parks and seashores, evokes individuals to be litter-free, to waste much less and stay extra sustainably. It runs campaigns and programmes together with the Nice British Spring Clear, Eco-Faculties, Love Parks, Eco-Faculties, the Inexperienced Flag Award for parks and inexperienced areas and the Blue Flag/ Seaside Awards for seashores.

Any inexperienced house that’s freely accessible to the general public is eligible to enter for a Inexperienced Flag Award. Awards are given on an annual foundation and winners should apply every year to resume their Inexperienced Flag Award standing. A Inexperienced Flag Neighborhood Award recognises high quality websites managed by voluntary and neighborhood teams. Inexperienced Heritage Web site Accreditation is judged on the therapy of the location’s historic options and the usual of conservation.

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