Five-star parks earn Green Flag status - again

Green Flag Awards 2023

11 of Trafford’s parks and green spaces will be raising and flying Green Flags for the fifth year in a row.

The award-winning parks, which have been recognised as some of the very best green spaces in the world, are:

  • Davyhulme Park
  • Denzell Gardens
  • Flixton Gardens
  • Hullard Park
  • John Leigh Park
  • Lostock Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Walkden Gardens
  • Walton Park
  • Woodheys Park
  • Worthington Park

Trafford’s Green Flag Award parks are managed by the One Trafford Partnership, with the support of volunteer Friends of Parks groups. The teams have been working together for a number of years to ensure the Green Flag standards are met and are consistent throughout the year.

To achieve the prestigious award, the parks must meet a specific set of criteria. This includes aesthetics of the park, horticulture, biodiversity and community involvement.

Congratulating the achievement, Paul Todd MBE, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said:

"I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Trafford in achieving a Green Flag Award. These parks are a vital green space for the community in Trafford, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award, and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement."

Executive Member for Highways, Environmental and Traded Services, Councillor Stephen Adshead commended the achievement. He said:

"I am thrilled to hear that Trafford has secured all 11 Green Flag Awards for a fifth consecutive year. Through the collaborative efforts of One Trafford and Friends, we have achieved some of the UK top spaces for all to enjoy right here in Trafford. These spaces are not only important to our communities wellbeing, but our environmental wellbeing too – with biodiverse wildflower meadows and improved habitats for wildlife.

"As a Council, we are continuing to invest in our parks and green spaces, with more schemes due to be delivered through the financial year including Stamford Park, Abbotsfield Park and Hullard Park.”

Executive Member for Communities and Safety, Councillor Rose Thompson, added:

"The success of these Green Flag parks is a testament to the strong partnerships and collaborative efforts between the One Trafford Partnership, Friends of Parks groups, and the local community. The support of the community and the volunteers means we are able to create safe, inclusive and beautiful spaces for everyone in our neighbourhoods to enjoy.”

For more details about our Green Flag parks, please visit the Council website.

Posted on Thursday 20th July 2023