Eight open spaces get Green Flag Awards
THE borough’s beautiful green spaces have once again earned national recognition for their attractiveness and good management.
Teggs Nose Countryside Park and Bollington Recreation Ground have both retained Green Flag Awards, which recognise well-managed and high quality green areas.
The accolade is given by the Department for Communities and Local Government and is considered a beacon of excellence and good management.
All parks are measured on how well they are maintained, how sustain- able they are, along with their contributions to conservation and heritage.
Cheshire East Council, which looks after the green spaces, has been awarded a total of eight green flags this year, with Tatton Park, near Wilmslow, getting the Green Heritage Award, which is given to places that achieve a high standard in management and interpretation of a site with local or national historic importance.
Councillor David Brown, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “This is deserved recognition for a lot of hard work and dedication, not just from our own teams at Cheshire East but also the army of volunteers and community groups that make achievements possible.
“The Green Flag is an international standard and the only national award for parks, so this is great praise for Cheshire East to be recognised in this way.”
Councillor John Hammond, chairman of Cheshire East’s whollyowned company Ansa, which delivers parks services for the authority, added: “Green Flag is a prestigious parks award which benchmarks the national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.
“So naturally, I am delighted with this success. All of these parks look beautiful at this time and I must thank all our friends groups and partners for their outstanding efforts and contributions like this to make this happen.”
Bollington Recreation Ground, on Adlington Road in Bollington, is a hub for community groups, sports, dog walkers and events, while Teggs Nose Country Park is and area of moorland on the boundary of the Peak District. The park is used for walks, education visits, orienteering, climbing and abseiling.
There is also a visitors centre and tea room, and gallery.
Teggs Nose Country Park has retained its Green Flag Award