Burnley’s parks are once again proudly flying the Green Flag, having been judged amongst the best in the country for an impressive fifth year in a row.
Towneley, Scott, Ightenhill, Queen’s and Padiham Memorial parks will all be displaying the flag after impressing judges. An application for Thompson Park was not put forward this year.
The flag will signal to the public that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Coun. Bea Foster, Burnley Council’s Executive member, for leisure and culture said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for the fifth year in a row recognising and highlighting that people in Burnley are benefiting from green spaces of the highest quality.
“To have not one but five award winning parks in a relatively small town is a great achievement. The borough’s parks have something for everyone and I’d encourage people to make the most of the summer weather and visit their local park.”
Burnley’s parks which are owned and managed by Burnley Council boast facilities such as golf courses, bowling greens, nature trails, cycle tracks, skate parks, playgrounds while not forgetting the spectacular views. Paul Todd, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager said: “A Green Flag Award provides a national recognition for all the park managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards that ever before.”