Prestigious Green Flag award for Memorial Gardens

MILNROW Memorial Park again has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the best in the world.

The park is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in 13 other countries around the world that has received the prestigious Award, which is the mark of a quality park or green space.

The Memorial Gardens were created in 1952 and has remained relatively unchanged since its opening.

The gardens were already in existence as the grounds of Cliffe House.

With the demolition of the Cliffe House buildings and subsequent relocation of the War Memorial to Dale Street, the original design and integrity was enhanced by the placing of the memorial on the footprint of Cliffe House foundations.

This Green Flag award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

The Memorial Gardens were previously Green Flag recipients in 2014.

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 international winners.”

“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

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