Borough’s parks get prestigious Green Flags

For Cafe Tasters, Peasholm Cafe, in Peasholm Park. The view over Peasholm lake from the cafe terrace.    0937137f 'pic Andrew Higgins   14/09/09     in Features
For Cafe Tasters, Peasholm Cafe, in Peasholm Park. The view over Peasholm lake from the cafe terrace. 0937137f 'pic Andrew Higgins 14/09/09 in Features

Four parks in the borough have been awarded a prestigious Green Flag.

Pannett Park in Whitby, Glen and Crescent Gardens in Filey and Falsgrave Park and Peasholm Park in Scarborough are now classed among the best in the UK – and that’s official.

The parks are among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces that will receive a much sought after Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

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.

Paul Thompson, Scarborough Borough Council operations, transport and countryside manager said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award once again for each of our borough’s four top parks.

“Parks and open spaces play a key role in the life of our local communities and these awards recognise and highlight that people in our borough are benefitting from green spaces of the very highest quality with the best possible facilities for all to enjoy.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the friends’ groups and other volunteers that work hard all year round to help us make our parks the award winning places they are, we couldn’t do it without them.”

Paul Todd, Keep Britain Tidy International Green Flag Award Scheme manager 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 comes in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country are enjoying Love Parks Week an annual celebration of the country’s fantastic green spaces and the community groups that bring them to life.