Wyre is lucky to have so many amazing parks and this week we are celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for five parks across the borough.
The news that Poulton's Vicarage Park, Hawthorne Park and Wyre Estuary Country Park in Thornton, Memorial Park and The Mount in Fleetwood have achieved the accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that care for the green spaces so that everyone can enjoy them.
Councillor Simon Bridge, Portfolio Holder for Street Scene, Parks and Open Spaces at Wyre Council comments: “We have many beautiful parks and open spaces in Wyre but to achieve five Green Flag Awards in one borough is no mean feat. Our staff and amazing volunteers work hard all year round to keep our parks looking their best and provide a place for our residents and visitors to spend time outside in nature. These awards are testament to their hard work and dedication and are very well deserved.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Wyre Council in achieving the Green Flag Awards.
“All five parks are vital green spaces for the community in Wyre, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards of the Green Flag Awards and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Read more about Wyre’s parks and open spaces
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available online