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Edge Hill’s campus awarded the coveted Green Flag Award for 11th year running

July 28, 2022

Edge Hill University is celebrating after being officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks and receiving a Green Flag Award for the 11th year running.

A picture of Edge Hill's main building.  Students are sat on the grass outside surrounded by bushes and trees.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and puts Edge Hill amongst some of the best green spaces and parks in the UK.

This achievement is a testament to the dedication of Edge Hill’s Facilities Management Team who have worked hard in all weathers to maintain the extensive campus grounds to the highest standards, providing a beautiful space for students, staff and members of the public to enjoy.

Grounds Manager Neil Toner said: “The whole FM team take pride in making the campus a beautiful place to live and work. The team’s hard work and dedication is reflected by the 11th Green Flag Award we have received, marking over a decade of Edge Hill’s campus sitting amongst the best green spaces in the country.

“I’d like to thank every member of staff for their contribution to winning this award.”

A picture of students sat around one of Edge Hill's lakes.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Commenting on the news that Edge Hill University has met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Edge Hill worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“Edge Hill is a vital green space for the community in Ormskirk. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

A picture of trees and flowers on part of Edge Hill's campus.

To find out more or to book a tour of Edge Hill’s award-winning accommodation and campus, just visit the Edge Hill tour booking page.

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.

July 28, 2022

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