Knutsford parks scoop Green Flag awards | Knutsford Times

Tatton and The Moor win Green Flag awards

By on August 2, 2017

In recognition of high standards in parks services, Tatton Park and the Moor have both kept their Green Flag status after being awarded again in 2017.

Measured to international standards, the parks were judged on their maintenance, sustainability, conservation and heritage alongside marketing and management.

Tatton Park also won a Green Heritage Award for their high standards in management and interpretation of a site with historic importance.

Councillor David Brown, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, said of the Tatton Park award: “This is deserved recognition for a lot of hard work and dedication, not just from our own teams at Cheshire East but also the army of volunteers and community groups that make achievements like this possible.

“The Green Flag is an international standard and the only national award for parks, so this is great praise for Cheshire East to be recognised in this way.”

Councillor John Hammond, chairman of Cheshire East’s wholly-owned company Ansa, which delivers parks services for the authority, said: “Green Flag is a prestigious parks award which benchmarks the national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. So naturally, I am delighted with this success.

“All of these parks look beautiful at this time and I must thank all our friends groups and partners for their outstanding efforts and contributions to make this happen. 

“It was particularly satisfying that Queens Park in Crewe was successful in obtaining the Green Heritage Award this year, following the recent refurbishment and investment. We do hope you will take time to visit and support your local park.”

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