Borough's parks are flying high with Green Flag status recognising them as the very best

Borough's parks are flying high with Green Flag status recognising them as the very best

Four of Wigan and Leigh’s parks and open spaces have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.

Mesnes Park, Alexandra Park, Jubilee Park and Pennington Hall Park in Wigan and Leigh have all been highlighted by the Green Flag Award Scheme.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

The Parks and Open Spaces are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that received a prestigious Green Flag Award.

A flag raising ceremony took place yesterday (1st August) in Mesnes Park to celebrate this latest achievement.

Councillor Joanne Marshall, lead member for Greener Wigan, said: “We are thrilled to once again receive four Green Flag Awards for the borough, following on from the success of previous years.

“The award is testimony to all the council staff, parks Friends Groups and volunteers that dedicate hours upon hours to ensure our green spaces are maintained to the highest standard.

“We hope residents across the borough continue to visit our beautiful green spaces and make the most of the good weather over the summer.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

If you would like to find out more about getting involved with your local park visit our parks page or contact any of the Friends groups.

Posted on Friday 2nd August 2019

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