Parks get thumbs up – and Green Flag sta­tus

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

SEVEN parks and green spa­ces across Hyn­d­burn have scooped the pres­ti­gious Green Flag Award.

Low­er­fold, Cut­wood, Oakhill, Mercer and Gatty Parks, along with Ac­cring­ton Ceme­tery and Cre­ma­to­rium and Wil­son Play­ing Fields and Woodlands have been awarded the sta­tus.

The Green Flag is a sign to visi­tors that they are well-main­tained and well man­aged with ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties.

Coun­cil­lor Ken Moss, cab­i­net mem­ber for parks, said, “A lot of hard work by a lot of peo­ple has gone into get­ting these Green Flags and their award is a tes­ta­ment to the ster­ling job done by the many com­mu­nity groups and staff in­volved.

“The fact that we now have seven sites hold­ing the pres­ti­gious Green Flag is great news for ev­ery­one, as this shows that they are well man­aged and main­tained, wel­com­ing, safe for users and have good links with the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

Coun Moss also said a ‘big thank you’ to Friends and other park sup­port groups, Hyn­d­burn Green Spa­ces Fo­rum, Prospects, Hyn­d­burn Ath­let­ics Club, Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tions, the Lo­cal History So­ci­ety and the coun­cils ‘ded­i­cated parks, ceme­tery and cre­ma­to­rium staff’.

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