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Picture shows The Queens Gardens Newcastle-under-Lyme

Council Flies the Flag for Best Green Spaces

Parks and green spaces maintained by the Council are some of the best in the world – and that’s official.

Six venues in Newcastle-under-Lyme are among a record-breaking 1,970 sites in the UK, and 131 in 13 other countries, that have received prestigious Green Flag status.

The international scheme, managed by leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, celebrates spaces that boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

Bathpool Park, Kidsgrove; Bradwell Crematorium, Keele Cemetery and Newcastle’s Brampton Park, Lyme Valley Parkway and Queen’s Gardens have maintained their quality rating.

Cllr. Trevor Johnson, Cabinet member for environment and recycling, said: “The Council is absolutely thrilled to be recognised nationally, and internationally, for continuing to provide the best facilities for residents and visitors. A lot of effort is put in by council staff and community groups to maintain these areas and I hope people enjoy using them, especially during the summer holidays.”

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award scheme manager, added: “Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

Last updated 23 July 2019