Bradford Council’s parks have again enjoyed Green Flag Award success with six of them receiving the accreditation.
Lister Park in Manningham, Roberts Park in Saltaire, Haworth’s Central Park, Harold Park in Low Moor, Undercliffe’s Peel Park and Cliffe Castle Park in Keighley are all been given the seal of approval.
Lister Park, Central Park Haworth and Roberts Park are all on Green Flag’s Mystery Shop cycle year, which means that they are visited in secret by the judges at any time in the award year, while Harold Park, Peel Park and Cliffe Castle park have passed an accompanied judging visit.
The awards, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities, recognise well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the UK and around the world.
Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Porfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “We are very proud of our parks and green spaces which year on year are recognised by the Green Flag Awards. The awards highlight the hard work and commitment of our staff and the many friends of groups who share their vision to have high quality parks which are accessible and enjoyable places for everyone.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“They are vital green space for the community in district bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available on the website https://greenflagawards.org