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Preston parks including Winckley Square and Avenham Park retain Green Flag status

Posted on - 26th July, 2023 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Parks, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation, Winckley Square
The sweeping views of Avenham Park Pic: Janette Hall

Six Preston parks have received the Green Flag Awards for being high quality green spaces.

Preston City Council retained the award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick local nature reserve, Moor Park, Haslam Park and Winckley Square Gardens.

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Cabinet Member for environment and community safety at Preston City Council, councillor Freddie Bailey, said: “I’m delighted to see our beautiful Preston parks and green spaces have been recognised in the Green Flag scheme.

“The Council has been working hard to improve our parks including public consultation about improving and upgrading facilities in Preston using Levelling Up funding.

“Our local parks not only provide a space for trees, plants and nature, they are also an intrinsic part of the local communities’ recreational pursuits which is so important for health and wellbeing.”

Sunshine in Avenham Park Pic: Lisa Brown

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Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these Preston sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park, and Winckley Square Gardens are vital green spaces for the community in Preston. bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles.

“The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards of the Green Flag award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

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