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Six beautiful Preston parks retain their Green Flag Awards

Posted on - 17th October, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Moor Park, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Winckley Square
Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling
Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling

2020 has been a record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country get the international quality mark.

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And Preston has come up smelling of roses, with six parks being awarded by the Green Flag Awards.

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Parks and green spaces across the country have been raising their Green Flag Awards with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.

The list of awards for Preston are:

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The Friends of Haslam Park were also given a Green Flag Community Award for their volunteer management of the sensory and rose gardens, and the Local Nature Reserve.

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

Preston’s parks and open spaces are a few of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.

Councillor Robert Boswell holding up one of the new signs in Ashton Park
Councillor Robert Boswell holding up a sign in Ashton Park

Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for environment, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive awards as part of the Green Flag Awards Scheme here in Preston.

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“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and these awards celebrate the dedication that goes into maintaining Preston’s parks and green spaces to such a high standard.

“It’s great recognition for all the hard work by park rangers, gardeners, staff, volunteers and Friends Groups to keep all our parks and open spaces looking at their best all year round.”

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