Clarence Park has been awarded Green Flag accreditation
What is the Green Flag Award Scheme?
The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. It first began in 1996 as a way of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country.
The Green Flag scheme acknowledges the value of green spaces to communities, particularly in urban areas, and rewards excellent standards of park management. Green Flag judges assess parks and open spaces against the following eight criteria.
A welcoming place
Healthy, safe and secure
Clean and well maintained
Conservation and heritage
All Green Flag Award submissions must have a management plan or strategy in place which reflects the aspirations of Local Agenda 21 and clearly and adequately addresses the criteria and any other relevant aspects of the park or green space's management. The plan must be actively implemented and regularly reviewed. Financially sound management of the park or green space must also be demonstrated.