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Coventry is flying the flag with some of the UK’s very best green spaces

Published Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Five of the city’s parks have been recognised again by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.

Longford Park, Caludon Castle Park, Allesley Park, Coombe Country Park and the War Memorial Park are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive five Green Flag Awards for the sixth year running.

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to our residents, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Coventry’s parks to such a high standard.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

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