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Withy Grove Park in Bamber Bridge named one of the country's best with Green Flag Award win this year

South Ribble Borough Council has brought a fourth Green Flag Award to the borough with Withy Grove Park gaining the prestigious accreditation for the first time this year

The achievement of the Green Flag Award - 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 on a day to day basis, ensuring they can be enjoyed by all in the community.

Councillor Clare Hunter, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Wellbeing said, "I am thrilled that this year we have been able to secure another Green Flag Award to the borough. This is a real gold standard and demonstrates that we have some of the very best parks in the country.

"We are dedicated to ensuring our green spaces are the best they can be and alongside our work to achieve the accreditation on our larger site, we also are investing and improving play areas and open spaces right across the borough.

"We must thank the teams and volunteers that work determinedly to ensure our parks and open spaces are of the highest standard for our residents and visitors to enjoy".

Withy Grove Park in Bamber Bridge recently opened its £2.6m professional standard playing pitch hub, with two full size 3G pitches and pavilion and work is underway at Worden Park to enhance landscaping and public pathways.

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.




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