Clifton Park is in nation’s top ten – again!

Published Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Clifton park Green Flag Award
Cllr Yasseen (second right) with (from left) Clifton Park staff Andrea Jones (Clifton Park Horticultural Officer), Pete Hazzard (Ranger) and Keith Burns (Gardener) raising the Green Flag

Rotherham’s Clifton Park has once again been voted one of the nation’s favourite green spaces by the public.

For the second year running, the popular park is one of just ten in the whole of the UK to be successful in Keep Britain Tidy’s “People’s Choice” Awards – and this year the only one in Yorkshire.

The Green Flag scheme recognises parks which boast the highest possible standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent facilities. The People Choice Award is an award voted for by the public and can only be awarded to a park that has already won a Green Flag.

Clifton Park was awarded its seventh Green Flag this summer and the public were once again given the opportunity to vote for it as one of their favourite parks in the UK.

The park is one of Rotherham’s top attractions, with many families travelling from across the borough and beyond, to enjoy a day out within its delightful heritage landscape and the popular Clifton Park Museum.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy the open spaces, beautiful gardens, tennis courts, tree-lined avenues, water splash, amusement park, crazy golf and even a land train to take visitors to the Museum and back.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen, said the award was testament to the hard work of the staff based in the park along with the dedication of the park’s “Friends” group. 

“As well as all the team of staff who work so hard behind the scenes to make the park so welcoming to visitors, the support of Friends of Clifton Park has been invaluable once again and everyone, from staff and volunteers to our visitors, should be proud of this achievement.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all involved - including those who took the time to vote and helped the park achieve this wonderful accolade.”

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