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Wirral awarded 30 Green Flag Awards

30 of Wirral's parks and green spaces have been awarded a Green Flag, the largest number in the North West for the third year running.  

As Wirral continues to respond to the challenges of COVID-19, our parks and green spaces remain a constant for many residents – providing opportunities to enjoy fresh air, exercise and to interact with nature. For many, the borough’s outdoor spaces have also supported their physical and mental health during this time of great uncertainty.

This year, all 27 of last year’s winners along with a further three sites have been awarded a Green Flag.

The three green spaces that have been added to the list this year include Torr Park, Heswall Dales and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, reflecting the dedication of parks and countryside staff, as well as Friends Groups and members of the public who volunteer their time and effort, to make improvements to these important areas.

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee at Wirral Council, said “This year in particular has highlighted the importance of our parks and green spaces and it is an honour for them to be recognised by the international Green Flag Awards.

“Year after year, the number of Green Flags achieved by Wirral grows. Reaching our highest yet, with 30 awards this year, is a testament to the significant amount of work that has been undertaken by staff, Friends Groups and volunteers and I would like to thank them for all their continued hard work to keep our green spaces looking their best.”

The international awards recognise the good quality parks and green spaces around the borough with each of the sites recognised for having good environmental standards, being well maintained and providing clean and safe visitor facilities.

To further celebrate and recognise this achievement for the borough’s parks, Wallasey Town Hall and Hamilton Square Gardens will be lit green this evening, Wednesday 14 October.

Cllr Tony Smith, Mayor at Wirral Council, said “I’m incredibly proud once again as Wirral accept 30 Green Flag Awards, the largest number in the North West for the third year running. It was an honour to raise the 2020 flag at Vale Park and to recognise this significant achievement for Wirral.”

The full list of the Green Flag awarded sites are:

  • Ashton Park
  • Bidston Hill
  • Birkenhead Park
  • Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve
  • Central Park (Wirral)
  • Coronation Gardens
  • Dawstone Park
  • Eastham Country Park
  • Flaybrick Memorial Garden
  • Frankby Cemetery
  • Hamilton Square
  • Harrison Park Wirral
  • Heswall Dales
  • Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve
  • Landican Cemetery
  • Mayer Park
  • Meols Parade Garden
  • North Wirral Coastal Park
  • Queen's Park (Wirral)
  • Rake Lane Cemetery
  • Royden Park
  • Torr Park
  • The Arno
  • The Breck
  • Thornton Hough Village Green
  • Vale Park
  • Victoria Gardens (West Kirby)
  • Victoria Park
  • Walker Park
  • Wirral Country Park