Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2014.
Tatton Park in Cheshire East is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.
The popular attraction is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that this week received a prestigious Green Flag Award.
The award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, 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.
Over 800,000 visitors a year enjoy Tatton Park and benefit from the pleasant and enjoyable parkland that Tatton works hard to maintain for the whole community. This is Tatton’s tenth award and Green Heritage site accreditation.
Brendan Flanagan, Visitor Economy, Culture and Tatton Park Manager said
“Coming on the back of a ‘Gold award’ as the best large visitor attraction in England, the Green Flag and Green Heritage awards provide another acknowledgement of what an amazing place Tatton is and the dedication of the Council and its staff to conserving this great estate, making it a great place to visit.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”