Bradford Council’s and the communities commitment to maintaining its parks and green spaces has once again been acknowledged with six of its parks receiving the prestigious Green Flag Award accreditation. The Green Flag Award, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities, recognises well-managed parks and green spaces, establishing a benchmark standard for their management across the UK and worldwide.

The parks that have been granted the seal of approval this year are Lister Park in Manningham, Roberts Park in Saltaire, Central Park in Haworth, Harold Park in Low Moor, Peel Park in Undercliffe, and Cliffe Castle Park in Keighley. These parks have been deemed to meet the stringent criteria set by the Green Flag Award scheme.

Lister Park, Central Park in Haworth, and Roberts Park have also earned the distinction of being on the Green Flag’s Mystery Shop cycle this year. As part of this cycle, judges make secret visits to the parks at any time throughout the award year. Their unannounced inspections ensure that the high standards of management and maintenance are upheld consistently.

Harold Park, Peel Park, and Cliffe Castle Park have successfully passed an accompanied judging visit. During this visit, the judges assess the parks’ features, cleanliness, sustainability initiatives, and overall visitor experience. The parks’ ability to impress the judges during these visits reflects the dedication and efforts put forth by the council in ensuring their optimal upkeep.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio Holder for Healthy People and Places, said: “We are very proud of our parks and green spaces which year on year are recognised by the Green Flag Awards. The awards highlight the hard work and commitment of our staff and the many friends of groups who share their vision to have high-quality parks which are accessible and enjoyable places for everyone.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“They are vital green spaces for the community in the district bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available On the website

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