Rotherham parks keep prestigious accolade
Date: 23/07/2012. Story submitted by: Lynn Hall
© Courtesy of RMBCSubmitted by: Lynn Hall
Five of Rotherham’s parks can proudly fly the flag after successfully gaining and keeping top accolades.
Rotherham Council’s parks have successfully achieved Green Flag Awards for three parks Clifton, Bradgate and Rawmarsh Rosehill - while Thrybergh and Rother Valley Country Parks have retained their Green Flag status.
It means that the five parks have met the standards as laid down by the scheme, which means that each park is a welcoming place; is healthy, safe and secure; is clean and well maintained; is sustainable and protects its conservation and heritage. Each park must also encourage local community involvement and be well managed.
Cllr Amy Rushforth, Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism for Rotherham Borough Council, said: "Our green spaces staff and rangers must be congratulated because their hard work and dedication has really paid off and has resulted in Rotherham being successful in these awards once again.
“It means that people across the borough as well as further afield have free access to some really marvellous urban and country parks.
"Despite the current budget pressures on local authorities, Rotherham Borough Council will do all it can to try and maintain these high standards because our parks are very special and we know how much they are enjoyed and valued by local people."
The Green Flag Award, which was set up in 1996, is the benchmark national standard for free-to-enter parks and green spaces in the country.
Parks and green spaces are judged in April and May each year and the winners are announced in July. Parks must apply each year to keep their Green Flag Award, and winning sites are eligible to fly a Green Flag in the park for a year.
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