Green Flag Award for Beacon Park

Tuesday July 17 2012

Lichfield District Council is celebrating the news it has been awarded Green Flag status for Beacon Park.

The winners were announced today (Tuesday 17 July 2012), and Beacon Park is now one of 1,424 UK sites to receive a Green Flag Award.

The national award for public and community parks was created to recognise well-managed, high-quality green spaces.

Award-winning sites across the UK will be raising their flags and celebrating their success during Love Parks Week, which runs from 21 to 29 July 2012.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said: "We're absolutely delighted to have achieved a Green Flag Award for Beacon Park and will fly our flag with pride.

"We all know how much local people and visitors love our city centre park, but it is always good to hear independent inspectors tell you that it is a great resource for leisure, education and wildlife.

"Well done to all the parks team and the many volunteers who work hard to make Beacon Park a lovely place to visit."

About Green Flag

The Green Flag Award Scheme is managed in the UK by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace. Known collectively as the Green Flag Plus Partnership. The consortium manages the scheme in England on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government and in Wales for the Welsh Steering Group.

Green Flag Award recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces. Any green space in the UK is eligible to win this award providing it is freely accessible to the public. The scheme was set up in 1996.

For more information visit http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/