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York parks given Green Flag status
8:56am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
PARKS in York have been named as among the best in the UK.
Rowntree Park, West Bank Park, Clarence Gardens, Glen Gardens and Rawcliffe Country Park have each been awarded the right to fly the Green Flag.
The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Councillor Sonja Crisp said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Awards for our sites. This award recognises and highlights that people in York are working alongside the council to improve on and benefit from green spaces of the very highest quality.
“A Green Flag Award gives everyone involved in our parks – be they sports clubs, friends of parks, local residents or charities – national recognition for their hard work and dedication to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.”
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