Green Flag success again for Bradford’s parks

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. 

Harold Park, Peel Park and Cliffe Castle Park are all on Green Flag’s Mystery Shop cycle year, which means that they are visited by in secret by the judges at any time in the award year, whereas Lister Park, Central Park and Roberts Park have passed an accompanied judglng 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 United Kingdom and around the world.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Porfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “We all appreciate our parks and green spaces so much more following the Covid pandemic and lockdown. They have been a lifeline for many people seeking either someone for exercise, fresh air or peace and calm.

“The Green Flag Awards are a testimony to the hard work and commitment of our Parks and Green Spaces teams who maintain these sites and keep them looking clean, attractive and welcoming. Our Friends of groups boost our efforts to ensure our parks are active and vibrant spaces.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“They are vital green spaces for the community in Bradford District. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that these parks maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

Pictured above: Friends of Roberts Park with the Green Flag Awards banner.