Edge Hill University has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best green spaces in the world for the sixth consecutive year.

The University is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received the prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space – this year.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Neil Toner, Grounds Manager at the University, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for a sixth year running – we know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Edge Hill’s campus to such a high standard.

“This year we have successfully trialled planting wild meadow flowers around the western campus lake to add colour and enhance biodiversity and are planning to introduce them to more areas.

“Our participation in the National Garden Scheme in June this year showed visitors that great care has been taken to maintain the existing landscape, with over 300 visitors attending.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. 

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

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