Green Flag celebration

Published on: Thursday, 22-October-2015

Volunteers who have helped transform local parks and green spaces across Knowsley gathered at St Mary’s Churchyard, Prescot for a celebration of their achievements.

The event was held to celebrate the arrival of Knowsley’s two newest Green Flags at St Mary’s Churchyard and Acornfield Plantation, Kirkby – and recognise the dedication and commitment of the many ‘friends’ group volunteers who work tirelessly to clean and maintain the sites.

The latest Green Flag awards – presented to the best kept parks and green spaces in the country – have brought the total number of Green Flags at Knowsley’s parks and green spaces to 18, among the highest on Merseyside.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive our two new Green Flag Awards, bringing the total number in Knowsley to 18, and want to recognise the contribution of our many volunteers who have helped make this possible.

“These awards recognise and highlight that Knowsley residents are benefitting from green spaces of the very highest quality. High quality green spaces are an important asset for Knowsley, further enhancing the borough’s status as a great place to live and work.”

To find out more about the borough’s parks and our programme of Green Space Ranger activities visit www.knowsley.gov.uk