Record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country get international quality mark
Today, parks and green spaces across the country will be raising their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.
Among them will be FIVE Doncaster parks - Sandall Park (Wheatley Hills), Quarry Park (Dunsville), Bentley Park, Cusworth Hall Park and newcomer Campsall Country Park - have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.
Tonight Cusworth Hall will be joining buildings and landmarks across the country, including the White Cliffs of Dover at Samphire Hoe, the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Salford’s Media City, going green for parks to celebrate their Green Flag Award success and to say a massive thank you to the parks staff, volunteers and the Green Flag Award Judges for all their work this year.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Cusworth Hall is one of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.
Commenting on the success, Mayor Ros Jones said: "These areas matter. This year, more than ever, has shown just how important parks are. For physical and mental health. To many, they are a source of leisure and even escapism.
“It’s an honour to receive these Green Flag Awards and it’s a fantastic achievement by all who maintain the quality of the open spaces which can proudly display this symbol of quality.
“Campsall Country Park joins an illustrious list this year, so credit to them as well.
“Doncaster has dozens of easily accessible parks and open spaces which are great no matter the season or time of year.”
- Category: Environment