Wirral awarded 30 Green Flag Awards

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Wirral awarded 30 Green Flag Awards

Post by Wirral Council News » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:36 pm

30 of Wirral's parks and green spaces have been awarded a Green Flag, the largest number in the North West for the third year running.  

As Wirral continues to respond to the challenges of COVID-19, our parks and green spaces remain a constant for many residents – providing opportunities to enjoy fresh air, exercise and to interact with nature. For many, the borough’s outdoor spaces have also supported their physical and mental health during this time of great uncertainty.

This year, all 27 of last year’s winners along with a further three sites have been awarded a Green Flag.

The three green spaces that have been added to the list this year include Torr Park, Heswall Dales and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, reflecting the dedication of parks and countryside staff, as well as Friends Groups and members of the public who volunteer their time and effort, to make improvements to these important areas.

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee at Wirral Council, said “This year in particular has highlighted the importance of our parks and green spaces and it is an honour for them to be recognised by the international Green Flag Awards.

“Year after year, the number of Green Flags achieved by Wirral grows. Reaching our highest yet, with 30 awards this year, is a testament to the significant amount of work that has been undertaken by staff, Friends Groups and volunteers and I would like to thank them for all their continued hard work to keep our green spaces looking their best.”

The international awards recognise the good quality parks and green spaces around the borough with each of the sites recognised for having good environmental standards, being well maintained and providing clean and safe visitor facilities.

To further celebrate and recognise this achievement for the borough’s parks, Wallasey Town Hall and Hamilton Square Gardens will be lit green this evening, Wednesday 14 October.

Cllr Tony Smith, Mayor at Wirral Council, said “I’m incredibly proud once again as Wirral accept 30 Green Flag Awards, the largest number in the North West for the third year running. It was an honour to raise the 2020 flag at Vale Park and to recognise this significant achievement for Wirral.”

The full list of the Green Flag awarded sites are:

Ashton Park
Bidston Hill
Birkenhead Park
Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve
Central Park (Wirral)
Coronation Gardens
Dawstone Park
Eastham Country Park
Flaybrick Memorial Garden
Frankby Cemetery
Hamilton Square
Harrison Park Wirral
Heswall Dales
Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve
Landican Cemetery
Mayer Park
Meols Parade Garden
North Wirral Coastal Park
Queen's Park (Wirral)
Rake Lane Cemetery
Royden Park
Torr Park
The Arno
The Breck
Thornton Hough Village Green
Vale Park
Victoria Gardens (West Kirby)
Victoria Park
Walker Park
Wirral Country Park

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Published by Wirral Council News on Wed, 14 Oct 2020 www.wirral.gov.uk

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