Five parks in Coventry awarded the coveted Green Flag Award

Longford Park, Caludon Castle Park, Allesley Park, Coombe Abbey Park and the War Memorial Park have again been awarded Green Flag Awards after meeting the high standards set out by Keep Britain Tidy.

Five of Coventry’s most popular parks have proven to be some of the best in the country by being awarded the coveted Green Flag Award.

They are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that have received the prestigious award.

The Green Flag Awards are judged by an army of more than 700 green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including accessibility, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Parks said: “Coventry residents are so fortunate to have lots of green spaces to enjoy and with five of our parks receiving these Green Flag Awards it proves we have some of the best in the country.

“I would like to thank the wonderful Park staff and Volunteer groups who work all year round to keep these parks in a fantastic condition. These awards are proof of their hard work and dedication.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”