Volunteers are flying Green Flags for resort

Volunteers are flying Green Flags for resort

by Tom Martin (August 2022)

MORE community groups and park volunteers in Southport are celebrating Green Flag successes!

After the Champion reported last week how Friends of Rotten Row had achieved the Green Flag Community Award, more successes have been confirmed for the town.

Green Flag Community Awards have also been given to Botanic Gardens Community Association (fernery and bedding), South Park Community Garden, Queensway Allotments and North Park Community Garden.

Not only that, buy King’s Gardens has retained the coveted Green Flag status, after it was announced as one of the 2,208 winners from across the UK.

The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the greenspace boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing, said:  “We are delighted to receive so many Green Flag Awards, across the borough once again.

“Having quality green spaces is very important to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining all of them  to such a high standard.

“As well as having a great network of volunteers, we have also put a lot into bringing together our dedicated Green Sefton team which work  to ensure a joined up approach to the management, development and oversight of our beautiful coastline, parks and green spaces for years to come.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd added:  “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making King’s Gardens worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

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