Peterborough parks given green flag status

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Four parks in Peterborough have been given the prestigious Green Flag rating them as amongst the best in the country,

Central Park, Itter Park, Manor Farm Park, and Victoria Gardens are among a record-breaking 1582 parks and open spaces that have received the prestigious Green Flag Award across the UK.

The Green Flag status, run by Keep Britain Tidy UK on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government, awards quality, green space accessible to the public.

Central Park, supported by the Friends of Central Park, leads the way having now received Green Flag status for 13 consecutive years. Itter Park, also supported by a ‘Friends of’ group, receives the award for the ninth time, while Manor Farm Park, also known as Eye Open Space, received the award for the third time. Victoria Gardens achieved the status for the second time.

Peterborough Crematorium was awarded Green Flag Status for the seventh year in a row.

Councillor Gavin Elsey and Cabinet Member for digital, waste and street scene at Peterborough City Council said; “We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for five of our green open spaces in Peterborough.

“Amey, on the council’s behalf, works hard to maintain these areas to the best standards and I am really proud that, despite the difficult financial challenges we face, we continue to commit to creating a greener Peterborough.”