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These Preston parks have been given top honours

Posted on - 21st July, 2016 - 5:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Avenham, News, Preston City Centre
A couple take a stroll in Haslam Park Pic: Paul Melling

A couple take a stroll in Haslam Park Pic: Paul Melling

The green flag is flying high above Preston’s glorious parks once more.

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Avenham and Miller Park, Ashton Park, Haslam Park and Fishwick Bottoms have all retained their status as outstanding green spaces in the city. Grange Park in Ribbleton has lost the status after being awarded one in 2015.

The Friends of Haslam Park have retained a community green flag for their volunteer management of the nature reserve and sensory garden.

Preston City Council’s cabinet member for community and environment councillor Robert Boswell said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive multiple Green Flag Awards for Preston from Keep Britain Tidy.

“These Awards recognise and highlights that Prestonians and visitors to our city are benefiting from green spaces of the very highest quality.”

Read more: Avenham and Miller Parks receive special TripAdvisor ranking

More than 1,600 green spaces across the UK received the green flag, which has been awarded for the last 20 years.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday 11 July in Avenham Park

Mist rises from Avenham Park Pic: Billy Matthews

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Awards.

“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

Where is your favourite park in Preston? Let us know in the comments below

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