Top Green Flag marks for borough's parks

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Parks in the three main towns of the Borough of Scarborough have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.

Pannett Park in Whitby, Falsgrave Park and Peasholm Park in Scarborough and Glen and Crescent Gardens in Filey are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

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.

Pannett Park has received its 8th annual award, Falsgrave Park its 13th annual award, Peasholm Park its 5th annual award and Glen and Crescent Gardens its 10th annual award.

Official flag raising ceremonies to mark this year’s Green Flag Awards have already taken place in three of the parks. The final ceremony will take place at Falsgrave Park on 2 August at 11.00am.

Paul Thompson said:

"We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for our parks once again.

"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and the award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining the borough’s parks to such a high standard."

The Friends of Peasholm Park and council staff hold aloft the 2017 Green Flag Award in Peasholm Park