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Green flag awards scheme

The Green Flag Award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The objective of the Green Flag Award scheme is to encourage the provision of good quality public parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.

The Green Flag Award helps to create public recognition of good quality green spaces and in doing so aims to rebuild people’s confidence in them.

It was first 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. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.

For more information visit the Green Flag Award website

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