Clifton Park celebrates Green Flag AwardPublished Wednesday, 17th August 2016
Rotherham’s beautiful Clifton Park is celebrating after once more achieving a prestigious Green Flag award.
The park is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces to receive a Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space - this year.
The award, now celebrating its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Clifton Park is hugely popular with people of all ages, with a wide variety of attractions including beautiful gardens, children’s play areas and even a land train to take visitors to Clifton Park Museum and back.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen, said that she was pleased that the hard work of staff at Clifton Park had once more been rewarded.
“Clifton Park is a fantastic day out and has been packed with families enjoying the sunshine this summer, both from Rotherham and further afield. This award is well deserved and a tribute to all those who work behind the scenes there to keep everything looking beautiful for its visitors.”
Andy Lee, Urban Green Spaces Manger said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the fifth time from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that people in Rotherham are benefiting from a green space of the very highest quality."
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, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Awards. All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”