Preston Park has once again been awarded the Green Flag Award. The Green Flag Award is an international accreditation given to publicly accessible parks and open spaces. Introduced in 1996, and first awarded in 1997, the award aims to establish agreed standards of good management, which in turn, helps to justify and evaluate funding and raise park attendance.
The owners of spaces that wish to hold the accreditation, pay a fee to be assessed by volunteer judges on an annual basis with a process involving secret shoppers and inspection of both the park and the owner’s management plans. The aspects that spaces are judged on are:
- A Welcoming Place
- Healthy, Safe and Secure
- Well Maintained and Clean
- Environmental Management
- Biodiversity, Landscape and Heritage
- Community Involvement
- Marketing and Communication
We look forward to seeing the new flag flying in the park soon.