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Wednesday 31 July 2013

Green Flags galore for Cheshire East Council


Six of Cheshire East’s treasured green spaces have again been awarded Green Flag Awards.

The Council and hard-working volunteers have ensured that the awards, given by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Green Flag, remain with Cheshire East’s parks and green areas, some for the third year running.

Awards have been given to:

· The Moor in Knutsford;

· Congleton Park;

· Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield;

· Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve;

· Sandbach Cemetery; and

· Bollington Recreation Ground.

Sandbach Cemetery was the first of its kind in the county to win a Green Flag Award and retains the status for a third consecutive year.

Councillor David Topping, Cabinet member in charge of the environment, said: “I am delighted that our parks, green spaces and even cemeteries continue to be recognised in such a positive way. We already know Cheshire East is a beautiful area and this is partly down to the people who look after these spaces.

“These beautiful areas are a direct result of the Council Tax which our residents pay and hopefully they will see that it is worth it and that they get all-year round benefits from them.

“I often walk around Brereton Heath and very much recommend it to anyone who simply wants to get out into the open and enjoy what Cheshire East has to offer.

“Management of these sites is by dedicated staff, such as our park gardeners and rangers, together with volunteers, such as Friends of Congleton Park and dedicated individuals.”

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