Eight West Cheshire sites awarded National Green Flag status
20 October 2021This week, Keep Britain Tidy presented Cheshire West and Chester Council with eight national Green Flag awards for its parks and green spaces.
The Green Flag Award Scheme - which recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country - has presented Green Flag Status to Caldy Nature Park, Castle Park, Grosvenor Park, Rivacre Valley, Northwich Woodlands, Stanney Fields Park, Westminster Park and Whitby Park.
Members of the Council's Greenspace team have worked closely with park partners, 'Friends of' groups, volunteers and the Council’s StreetCare team over the last year at the various sites.
The Green Flag Award scheme is organised by the Keep Britain Tidy consortium and is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.
The scheme recognises well-managed, high quality green spaces across England and Wales.
The Council’s Leader and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said: “The pandemic has shown just how much our parks and green spaces are essential for wellbeing and healthy, happy communities. They are very special places where residents can come together to rest, relax, play, exercise and have fun.
"I am delighted that eight sites throughout Cheshire West have been awarded this high accolade, something I know our Greenspace and Streetscene Teams have worked hard to achieve. Special congratulations go to everyone involved at Rivacre Valley Country Park, which has achieved this recognition for the first time.
"In many cases our teams are helped by dedicated local groups, who want to make their open spaces as green, sustainable and enjoyable as possible for all and dedicate a lot of their free time to maintaining the park.”