Applications now open for the 2012 Green Flag Award
17 January 2012
Parks and green spaces across the country have until the 31st January 2012 to apply for the prestigious Green Flag Award.
The Green Flag Award Scheme has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 1996 and there are now 1,290 sites in the UK flying a coveted flag. Any green space which is open to the public and free to enter can apply for a Green Flag – this includes local authority sites, universities, housing associations, cemeteries and shopping centres. Sites run by community or voluntary groups can apply for the Green Flag Community Award.
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales and recognises our nation’s best green spaces. The award gives a seal of approval to the public that the park they’re visiting is safe, well managed and providing the facilities and services they want.
“Year on year the number of parks and green spaces that achieve the Green Flag Award continues to grow, celebrating the diversity of our green spaces. In 2011 a record number of green spaces across the UK were awarded the Green Flag and Community Award.”
The Green Flag Award Scheme is managed by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace. To find out more about the scheme or apply for the 2012 awards visit here.