20th Jan, 2022

Coventry’s parks fly the flag as some of the country’s best

IN A record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, Coventry continues its success with Allesley Park, Caludon Castle Park, Coombe Abbey Park, Longford Park and the War Memorial Park all continuing their long run of inclusion in the scheme.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom.

Other green space areas in Coventry to receive the 2021 award are Coventry University Campus and the Coventry Canal (managed and maintained by the Canals and Rivers Trust) both of which are new for this year and it’s great to be able to add more Green Flag award-winning areas within the city.

All these green spaces have been vital to help people’s wellbeing through the challenging times recently and continue to be a big part of people’s mental and physical wellbeing, daily routines.

Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, Paul Todd, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these parks and green spaces worthy of a Green Flag Award.”

“To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that these areas have high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and are places that support people to live healthy lives.”

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council, said: “During the pandemic we have come to realise the importance of enjoying the outdoors for our health and wellbeing.

“Coventry has a great range of parks and open spaces and I’m delighted that the canal and Coventry University Campus are also on the list.

“This reflects the hard work of council staff and friends groups and the many volunteers who make a difference to the up-keep of the venues.”

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