Peterborough Green Spaces Recognised With Green Flag Award

Three of Peterborough’s best-loved green spaces have retained their ‘Green Flag’ status.

If you’re a Peterborough resident, you’ll doubtless be familiar with Central Park and Itter Park, but Eye’s Manor Farm Park has also retained its prized Green Flag award.

This prestigious accolade is only given to the nation’s best open spaces. A variety of factors are considered, from the facilities on offer to the level of cleanliness, environmental standards and how well maintained the spaces are overall.

In short, a park has to be immaculately well kept to even be considered for the award – so the fact that Peterborough has three such parks is great news for the city’s residents (and those considering moving to the area).

Free to access all year round, the trio of open spaces are managed on behalf of Peterborough City Council by a private firm called Aragon Direct Services.

“Vital green space”

Cabinet Member for Waste, Street Scene and the Environment at Peterborough City Council, Councillor Nigel Simons, said: “We are absolutely delighted that three of our parks have retained this prestigious award and it is testament to the hard work of the teams at Aragon, who have maintained these vital spaces to such high standards.

“The parks are also supported by very proactive “Friends of” groups. These volunteer groups help promote the use and care of the parks’ facilities within their communities and provide valuable feedback to the council and in turn, Aragon.

“We are committed to creating a greener city and know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors. A Green Flag award very clearly marks out a park or open space as being of the highest quality and we will continue to maintain all our parks to the highest standards.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these three parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“The sites are vital green space for the community in Peterborough. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

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