Today, parks and green spaces across the country will be raising their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.
Among them will be COLLIERS CORNER in HOWE BRIDGE, ATHERTON which has been raising a Green Flag Award for many consecutive years, including in 2017, an International Green Flag Award.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.
COLLIERS CORNER is one of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.
Commenting on The Green Flag successes.
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “This year, more than ever, our country`s green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape for a short time.
“It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work everyone involved throughout the country that, despite the challenges faced, COLLIERS CORNER and over 2000 other groups has again achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
Chairman of the Bridgers Community Group said.
This year has been very challenging for EVERYONE involved in community activities but because of the tremendous dedication, skill and commitment of ALL of our volunteers the challenges thrown at us have been overcome.
Thanks must be given to members of the Bridgers Community Group, Atherton Environment Projects, the Gardeners Bowling Club and Wigan MBC, a fantastic partnership, working together for the benefit of Howe Bridge.