Praise for Kirklees Parks

Green Flag raising ET 2 (2)Greenhead Park is one of five parks in Kirklees to gain a coveted Green Flag again this year.  The national Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country and sets a standard for parks and green spaces to aspire to.

Parks and public spaces have taken on a new importance since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and Kirklees Council is delighted with the awards.

Clr Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, said: “This is wonderful news and really demonstrates the hard work and commitment of all staff involved during what has been a very difficult couple of years.

“During lockdowns our parks have been busier than they have ever been. This has meant operational staff on the ground have had to work doubly hard to keep our parks to the high standards we have come to expect.

“The fact that we have been able to achieve these awards is a credit to them all. I really hope our residents continue to enjoy our parks through the colder months of the year and help our parks staff in keeping them in pristine condition.”

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