Fylde Council is celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for Ashton Gardens, the Promenade Gardens, Fairhaven Lake, Lowther Gardens, Lytham Memorial Gardens and Elswick Village Hall, placing them amongst 2208 UK winners to have met the high standard of the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
Cllr Michael Sayward, Chairman of Fylde Council’s Tourism & Leisure Committee, said: “After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that six parks in Fylde have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams that make them wonderful places which everyone can enjoy.
“From 29 July to 5 August, Fylde Council will also be taking part in Love Parks Week, giving people the chance to celebrate the fantastic efforts of everyone involved in making Fylde’s green spaces so amazing.”
Commenting on the news, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these six sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“These are vital green spaces for the community in Fylde. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that the parks maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here. For more information about Love Parks Week, follow our social media channels and visit the Love Parks Week website here.
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