Green Flag award

Rutherglen Reformer - - Court -

Cam­bus­lang Park has been recog­nised for its high stan­dards and pro­vi­sion of qual­ity out­door space by be­ing pre­sented with a Green Flag Award.

The fa­cil­ity on Cairns Road was ac­knowl­edged for the ben­e­fits it de­liv­ers for com­mu­ni­ties and the part it plays in en­abling and en­cour­ag­ing ex­er­cise.

En­vi­ron­men­tal char­ity, Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful, an­nounced the news and also re­vealed a record break­ing 73 parks from across Scot­land were pre­sented with a Green Flag Award this year.

They in­cluded Strathaven Park and La­nark’s Castle­bank Park.

Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park chair­man, Ed­ward Cais, com­mented: “We are de­lighted to re­ceive jointly with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful’s Green Flag Award for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year.

“This is the well-earned re­sult of close part­ner­ship work­ing be­tween the coun­cil and the Friends.”

Ian Guild, South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s grounds man­ager, added: “The coun­cil’s grounds ser­vices teams have been work­ing to­gether with the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture to con­tin­u­ously im­prove the stan­dards within Strathaven Park, Cam­bus­lang Park and Castle­bank Park, so we are de­lighted to have three all parks awarded Green Flag Award sta­tus once again. This award is the bench­mark for qual­ity green space and we would not have achieved it for our parks with­out the ef­forts of all con­cerned.

“This shows how con­tin­ued ex­cel­lent part­ner­ship work­ing, with the em­pha­sis on the in­volve­ment of the com­mu­nity, can make a big dif­fer­ence.”

To be con­sid­ered for the awards, the park man­ag­ing au­thor­ity must ap­ply. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on how to see a lo­cal park in­volved in the Green Flag Awards can be found at: www.keep­scot­land­beau­ti­

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