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Green Flag Award

Green Flag Award LogoThe Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The Green Flag Award scheme was launched in 1996 and gave its first awards in 1997. Fourteen years later, the scheme continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured. 

In 2009, Tameside was delighted to be awarded 11 Green Flag Awards. This year, we secured a further Green Flag with Dukinfield Cemetery now joining the extensive list of local parks and green spaces to be recognised under the national scheme.

This year's Green Flag winners are:

Victoria Park has also been recognised by being awarded for the third successive year a Green Heritage Award in recognition of the special work to preserve and enhance the heritage of the park.

In Tameside, the parks are managed by either District Assemblies or the Countryside Service, while the cemetery is managed by Bereavement Services.

First Deputy, Councillor Fitzpatrick said “This is a wonderful result for Tameside and its residents and demonstrates the high quality of our parks and open spaces. It is a reflection of the investment and effort that the council and its staff have put into improving our green spaces over a number of years and I would also like to congratulate those residents involved in managing the Green Pennant Award winning sites.

Green Pennant Award

The Green Pennant Award is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups.

The dedication and hard work of local community groups was also rewarded as green Pennants were awarded to four high quality green spaces which are managed by local residents. These are:

  • Gorse Hall, Stalybridge,
  • Denton's Haughton Green playing fields,
  • Tame Valley Community Green, Dukinfield
  • Bailey's Backs, Brushes Estate, Stalybridge
  • West End Doorstep Green, Ashton-under-Lyne

If you would like to know more about the Green Flag Award or Green Pennant Award, then visit the Green Flag Awards Website Link to External Website.