The Wirral receives 14 Green Flag Awards

Posted: 17/07/2012

The Green Flag Award is presented to parks that boast excellent facilities and are well managed and maintained. The Wirral has received 14 of these Green Flag Awards with 12 of them retained from last year and two new recipients, the North Wirral Coastal Park and Meols Park.

The Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm has also been awarded a Green Flag Community Award, a prestigious award given to quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by community and voluntary groups.

Birkenhead Park has retained its Green Heritage status as well as its Green Flag Award. There are 1,424 parks and green spaces that have been awarded a Green Flag Award or a Community Award in 2012 across the country.

The 12 parks that retained their Green Flag status on the Wirral are;

> Wirral Country Park,
> Ashton Park and Coronation Gardens in West Kirby,
> Birkenhead Park,
> Thornton Hough Village,
> Eastham Country Park,
> Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve,
> Royden Park in Frankby,
> Vale Park in New Brighton,
> Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve,
> Arno Gardens in Oxton
> Bidston Hill

Across Merseyside, more then 50 parks and green spaces received the Green Flag status including Stanley Park and Sefton Park in Liverpool, Parks in Knowsley, Sutton Park in St Helen’s and St Luke’s Church in Crosby.

All of the North West winners will be raising their flags in celebration from the 21st to the 29th July.

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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