Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spacesPublished Wednesday, 18th July 2018
Clifton Park has this week been recognised, for the eighth year running, by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.
The park is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that today 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.
Clifton Park is hugely popular with people of all ages, with a wide variety of attractions including beautiful gardens, children’s play areas and the popular Clifton Park Museum.
This year for the first time Clifton Park has also received the much coveted additional Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the management of the historic features.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member Cleaner, Greener Communities, Cllr Sarah Allen, said: “We are really delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the eighth time and also win the Green Heritage Accreditation. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Clifton Park to such a high standard.
“Clifton Park is very popular with families from across the county and they can enjoy a fantastic day out. The award is a tribute to all those working hard to keep everything looking beautiful for its visitors and to all of the visitors who take care of the park when they use it.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It has been a record-breaking year for Green Flag Awards, and it’s fantastic to see such a diverse range of locations have been recognised.
“We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to experience, and encourage the public to head outdoors, explore their local area and find even more unexpected green spaces they can enjoy.”
In August it will be the public’s turn to vote for their favourite Green Flag park in the Green Flag People’s Choice Awards. Clifton Park won this award in 2016 and 2017 and is now officially recognised as one of Britain’s 10 favourite parks. Staff at Clifton Park are hoping that with the help and votes of all of those who love the park, the People’s Choice Award can be repeated at Clifton Park in 2018.