Cheshire has some of the best parks in the UK – after eight of its public spaces were awarded a national prize.
The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces.
A Green Flag community award recognises sites managed by voluntary and local community groups. Green Heritage site accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation.
Tatton Park, in Knutsford, and Queens Park, in Crewe, also notched-up a Green Heritage Award each, with Tatton receiving both awards for the 15th year in a row.
These awards are only given to places that achieve a high standard in management and interpretation of a site with local or national historic importance.
Significant investment in our parks in recent years has led to the following parks being awarded Green Flag status: Bollington Recreation Ground; Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve; Congleton Park, Queens Park; Sandbach Park; Tatton Park; Tegg’s Nose Country Park; and The Moor, in Knutsford.
The Green Flag award is given to authorities that deliver a parks service to an international standard. All parks are measured on how well they are maintained and how sustainable they are, along with their contributions to conservation and heritage and how they are marketed and efficiently managed.