Sheffield enhanced its reputation as the country’s greenest city as it scooped a record number of awards again for its parks and green spaces.
Sheffield tops the table of Green Flag Awards in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, reflecting our special landscape and environment from urban parks to Peak District moors
14 sites were awarded the coveted Green Flag status this year:
It is the first time that Manor Fields Park, which was still derelict land 15 years ago, has been awarded a Green Flag Award.
Green Flag Community Awards were also awarded to:
If anyone would like to join a local Friends Group or set up a new one for their local green space then please contact us.
The Green Flag Award scheme is managed by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, the National Housing Federation and the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. The consortium manages the scheme in England on behalf of Communities and Local Government (CLG).
Green Flag Award recognises well managed, high quality green spaces. Any green space is eligible to win this award providing visitors can enter free of charge. Previous winners include parks managed by local authorities as well as those run by community groups and trusts. The scheme was set up in 1996.
Green Flag’s vision is that by 2020, 50 per cent of green spaces in England and Wales will be of Green Flag standard – a staggering 15,000 sites.