Award Winning Parks: Green Flag Award
The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The scheme recognises the best green spaces in the country while rewarding excellent standards of park management. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve the same high environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence. Any public park or green space that is free to enter can apply for a Green Flag Award.
Parks and green spaces must apply and are judged each year to assess whether they keep their Green Flag Award. Winners are usually announced in the Summer. Green Flag Award judges assess parks and open spaces against the following criteria:
- A welcoming place
- Healthy, safe and secure
- Well maintained and clean
- Conservation and heritage
- Community involvement
The awards rely on partnership working between us, and the local community, through friends groups, to maintain high standards in our parks. Visit Green Flag Award website for further details: http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/
Leighton-Linslade Town Council is proud to have three Green Flag Award Winners: Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, Pages Park and Vandyke Road Cemetery.