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Wyre delighted after receiving Green Flag Awards

Green flag awards 2019 Published Tuesday, 16 July 2019

It’s Love Parks week and Wyre is celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for four of its parks.

Poulton's Vicarage Park, Hawthorne Park and Wyre Estuary Country Park in Thornton, and Memorial Park in Fleetwood have all retained this prestigious award.

The Green Flag Awards scheme is run by leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy who also run the Blue Flag/Seaside Awards for beaches. They recognise well managed parks and quality open spaces which serve the local community.

This international award is a sign to the public that Wyre’s parks boasts the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

Councillor Simon Bridge, Street Scene, Parks and Open Spaces Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council, said: “We are lucky to have some beautiful parks and green open spaces on our doorstep and we know how important these areas are to our local community.

“It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of Wyre Council’s officers and volunteers who work hard to maintain and enhance the park’s natural beauty.

“We are very proud to win Green Flags Awards for our parks. It provides us with the chance to showcase our parks and allows everyone to celebrate these beautiful spots in Wyre. What a great way to mark Love Parks Week”.

Love Parks Week takes place every year with the aim of encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy their favourite park. By using and celebrating your local park, we can all join together to help protect them for future generations.

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