Park flags up success in national award

Filey's Crescent and Glen Gardens get Green Flag Award.'Filey Mayor and Mayoress Richard and Jacqui Walker (front) celebrate with SBC staff, In Bloom Group members and others.'113149b. Pic Kevin Allen.'05/08/11.
Filey's Crescent and Glen Gardens get Green Flag Award.'Filey Mayor and Mayoress Richard and Jacqui Walker (front) celebrate with SBC staff, In Bloom Group members and others.'113149b. Pic Kevin Allen.'05/08/11.

A FILEY park is flying the flag for quality after landing a top national award.

Glen and Crescent Gardens have received a Green Flag Award highlighting their significance as an attractive and clean beauty spot in the town.

The honour, which also takes into account the sustainability, conservation and community involvement of a green space, was celebrated in a special ceremony by Filey mayor cllr Richard Walker, members of Filey Parks and In Bloom groups and Scarborough Council gardening staff.

Linda Cooke, chair of the Friends of Filey Parks and member of the Green Flag Steering Group said: “We are very pleased to receive a fourth Green Flag Award for Glen and Crescent Gardens.

“I would like to thank all of the volunteers and staff at Scarborough Council for all the hard work they have put in to keep the park looking wonderful.”

Phil Barton, chairman of the Green Flag Plus Partnership, added the award was a real coup for the town and its status as a visitor magnet.

He said: “Everyone has worked hard throughout the year to keep the park at a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.

“The Green Flag Award Scheme, and its growth, is essential in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces.

“Access to quality green space is something we all desire and the scheme plays a key role in providing it.”