Green Flag Awards 2013

More than 1,400 parks and green spaces will be flying a coveted Green Flag Award this year – the mark of quality green space in the UK.

In total, 1,448 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.
First-time winners this year include Liverpool ONE shopping centre’s Chavasse Park, the first city-centre commercial development to qualify for the prestigious award.

In the London Borough of Ealing seven new sites will be flying a Green Flag Award for the first time – the most new sites for any borough in the UK.
The Green Flag Awards in the UK are judged every year by an army of 800 volunteer expert judges who visit applicant sites and assess them against the eight criteria, including cleanliness, sustainability and conservation.

The launch of the awards this year comes in the same week that thousands of people up and down the country are celebrating the fantastic parks and green spaces we have in this country during Love Parks Week.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Awards programme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Awards and this is something well worth celebrating. It’s testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, supported by an army of volunteers, who work tirelessly to keep our public green spaces looking great.

“The parks sector is facing some tough challenges, particularly with the cuts that local authorities are implementing, so it is heartening to see that they are committed to maintaining and improving standards in our nation’s green space and this is shown by the number of sites that are meeting the Green Flag Award standard.”

Green Flag Award 2013 winners list

Green Flag Community Award 2013 winners list