Withy Grove Park achieves first ever green flag award

Posted on - 7th August, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Kid's stuff, Parks, Preston News, South Ribble News
Withy Grove Park in Bamber Bridge Pic: South Ribble Borough Council

A park in Bamber Bridge has won its first green flag award.

Withy Grove Park has joined three other South Ribble parks in securing the status.

The park joins Hurst Grange Park, Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve and Worden Park in meeting the standard.

Read more: Six Preston parks retain their green flag status

Cabinet member for communities, leisure and wellbeing at South Ribble Borough Council, councillor Clare Hunter, said: “I am thrilled that this year we have been able to secure another Green Flag Award to the borough. This is a real gold standard and demonstrates that we have some of the very best parks in the country.

“We are dedicated to ensuring our green spaces are the best they can be and alongside our work to achieve the accreditation on our larger site, we also are investing and improving play areas and open spaces right across the borough.

“We must thank the teams and volunteers that work determinedly to ensure our parks and open spaces are of the highest standard for our residents and visitors to enjoy.”

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Withy Grove has recently seen a £2.6m upgrade to its sports playing pitches along with a new pavilion.

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