Green flag for Council parks

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Seven Council run parks and green spaces around Cornwall have received national recognition for being among the best in the country.

The Council’s Green Flag Award winners are:

• Bodmin Beacon Local Nature Reserve
• Bude Canal and Marshes
• Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth
• Kit Hill, Tamar Valley
• Morrab Gardens, Penzance
• Queen Mary Gardens, Falmouth
• Tuckingmill Valley Park, Camborne

The Green Flag Award highlights sites which are free to use and open to everyone. To gain the award, parks and public spaces have to meet a range of criteria including providing a welcoming, healthy, safe and secure environment, as well as be clean and well maintained and involve the local community.

Cornwall Councillor Andrew Long commented: “This is excellent news and a testament to the hard work of the countryside rangers who look after this valuable asset not just for the people of the surrounding area, but for Cornwall as a whole.”

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.