All 12 of Bury’s main parks have won the prestigious Green Flag Award for the tenth year running.
The award, from Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts high standards, quality, is clean and well maintained and well used.
Bury’s green dozen are: Close Park, Openshaw Park, Hoyles Park, Clarence Park, Whitehead Park, Whitefield Park, Bolton Road Park, St Mary’s Park, Town Meadow Park, Nuttall Park, Manchester Road Park, and Burrs Country Park.
Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: “This is a fantastic achievement, for all 12 of our main parks to win Green Flag status for 10 years in a row. Even more so, when local authorities have suffered a decade of austerity.
"This is a great tribute to the efforts of our parks and countryside and grounds maintenance teams, and also to the many volunteers, community groups, self-managed clubs and associations, and friends of parks groups who continue to work hard to help make the borough such an attractive and active place to work and live."
To find out more about outdoor play and sport facilities and what’s on in Bury’s parks, or to apply to book a park for an event, visit www.bury.gov.uk/parks.
Press release issued: 17 July 2019.