Residents make Clifton Park a winnerPublished Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Rotherham Council is thanking residents as Clifton Park is once again voted one of the nation’s favourite green spaces.
For the third year running, the popular park is one of just ten from 1,800 locations in the whole of the UK to be successful in Keep Britain Tidy’s “People’s Choice” Awards. It is the only park in England which has achieved this award for the last three years in a row.
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 eighth 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, tree-lined avenues, water splash, amusement park, adventure golf and even a land train to take visitors to the Museum and back.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner, Greener Communities, Cllr Sarah Allen, 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.
“Everyone works very hard behind the scenes to make the park so welcoming for visitors. The Friends of Clifton Park have once again provided invaluable support. All the staff, volunteers and visitors should be proud of this achievement.”
“We’re very proud of this wonderful accomplishment, especially as we’re the only park in England to have attained this award three years in a row. I would like to say a huge thank you to people who’ve played their part. This includes those who took the time to vote and helped the park achieve this wonderful accolade.”