Laura Sharman 14 October 2020

Record number of spaces achieve Green Flag Awards

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A record number of parks and green spaces have been recognised in this year's Green Flag Awards.

A total of 2,061 places have achieved the awards, which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces.

Another 109 winners have also achieved the Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the management of their historic features.

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: 'All the research shows that spending time in good-quality green space can improve people’s health and wellbeing, that is why it is important that they are managed to the recognised standard of the Green Flag Award.

'This is now something that millions more recognise after the challenges of the past six months. All those involved in the Green Flag Award should be congratulated on their achievement.'

Tonight, landmarks such as the White Cliffs of Dover and Salford’s MediaCityUK will be lit up in green in appreciation of the UK's dedicated parks staff and volunteers.

Photo: The Riverside Park in Worcester has been awarded a coveted Green Flag award

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