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Green Flags prove Coventry has some of the UK's best parks.

Published Thursday, 18 July 2019

Longford Park, Caludon Castle Park, Allesley Park, Coombe Abbey Park and the War Memorial Park have again been awarded with Green Flags after meeting the high standards set out by Keep Britain Tidy.

Cllrs, members of friends of parks and park staff take a photo in War Memorial Park.
Pictured: Pictured: Cllr George Duggins, Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Cllr Lindsley Harvard, Cllr Jayne Innes, members of Friends of the Parks that were awarded the Green Flag, and Parks Team Members

Five of Coventry’s most popular parks have proven to be some of the best in the world by being awarded a Green Flag. They are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that have received the prestigious award.

The Green Flag Awards are judged by an army of more than 700 green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including accessibility, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Parks said: “Coventry residents are so fortunate to have lots of green spaces to enjoy and with five of our parks receiving these Green Flag Awards it proves we have some of the best in the country.

“I would like to thank the wonderful Park staff and Volunteer groups who work all year round to keep these parks in a fantastic condition. These awards are proof of their hard work and dedication.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

Find out more about all of Coventry’s parks and open spaces by visiting https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/101/parks_and_open_spaces

From the 12-22 July, there are lots of events happening throughout Coventry’s parks to celebrate Love Parks Week. Find out what’s happening and how you can get involved by visiting https://www.coventry.gov.uk/news/article/2962/celebrate_love_parks_week

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