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The Prime Minister has announced a delay in the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
See Youtube: Prime Minister's Coronavirus press conference (14 June 2021) for details.

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.


New government guidance means you are now able to meet outdoors, in our parks, in groups of up to 30 people. This is in addition to outdoor exercise, which is already permitted.

To reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus, please continue to practice social distancing when meeting with others outside of your household or support bubble and wear a face covering in our indoor spaces.


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 2020 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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