City park retains Green Flag award for 16th consecutive year
Central Park in Peterborough has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the country - for the 16th year in a row.
The park is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. It is the 16th consecutive year that the park, which is maintained by Amey on behalf of Peterborough City Council, has won the award.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
James Collingridge, Head of Environmental Partnerships at Peterborough City Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the 16th year in row. We are committed to creating the UK's Environmental Capital. This is an achievement which we are extremely proud of. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining to such a high standard."
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year. Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”