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Green Flag Awards

Green flag awards recognise excellence and good practice in the management and development of parks and open spaces in England and Wales.


As per government guidance, you may travel to our parks, beaches and open spaces. Outdoors, you can meet in groups of up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household) or up to 6 people from different households as long as you follow social distancing rules.

Some of our park play areas are reopening from Saturday 11 July. For more information on which play areas will be open and how to enjoy the play areas safely, see Park play areas re-opening information.

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Ranging from parks to cemeteries, to countryside sites and crematoria, the awards reflect the high standards of maintenance needed to keep the sites looking good and also the involvement of local communities.

The 2019 assessment of our parks, crematoria and cemeteries resulted in 12 of our sites being awarded green flags:




The Keep Britain Tidy: Green Flag Award Scheme was launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. The first awards were given in 1997 and many years later it continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured. 

Judges look at criteria such as maintenance, conservation and community involvement as well as open spaces being welcoming, healthy, safe and secure.

Further information

For more information on green flag awards, go to Keep Britain Tidy: Green Flag Award Scheme‚Äč.


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