Parks in Redcar and Cleveland named as some of the best in Britain

Published: 19th Aug 2015

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MORE parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year and three of those awards have been given to the Country Parks in edcar & Cleveland.

Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park, Guisborough Forest & Walkway and Saltburn Valley Gardens are among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award - the mark of a quality park or green space.
Green Flag

The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. 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.

Cllr Carl Quartermain, cabinet member for jobs, skills and leisure at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said:

"We are absolutely delighted to receive three Green Flag Awards from Keep Britain Tidy.

"These awards recognise and highlight that people in the borough are benefitting from green spaces of the very highest quality."

He added: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the hardworking and dedicated volunteers who help keep these areas beautiful, clean and green."

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award."

The announcement of this year's award winners came in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country enjoyed Love Parks Week (July 24 to August 2), an annual celebration of our country's fantastic green spaces and the community groups that bring them to life.

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