Five Preston parks win a Green Flag award

Posted on - 1st August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston News

Avenham Park


Five Preston parks have been granted the Green Flag awards for being some of the best in the country.

Avenham and Miller Parks, Fishwick Nature Reserve, Ashton Park, Haslam Park and Grange Park were all marked out as being outstanding.

The award means the green space is maintained to the highest standards and has excellent facilities.

Councillor Robert Boswell, cabinet member for environment, said: “We are absolutely delighted to retain the Green Flag awards again this year, which recognises and highlights that people in Preston are benefiting from a green space of the very highest quality.

“When the weather is nice like it has been this summer, there is no better place to enjoy a day out than in one of the city’s parks.”

Keep Britain Tidy run the awards and this year 1,447 parks and green spaces across the UK have been awarded.

Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.

“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the hard work and dedication of all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who have helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.

“Quality green spaces are absolutely essential to happy, healthy communities. They are fundamental to our quality of life, whether in cities, towns or villages. That is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”

Miller Park is August’s Preston in the Picture from Paul Melling, which includes a desktop wallpaper for you to enjoy.

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