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Green flag awards for Wirral's parks and open spaces

29th July 2013

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Wirral Globe

Wirral's parks and green spaces have once again been rated among the best in the country.

And this year sees a new name join Wirral's list of high performing beauty spots.

Victoria Park in Rock Ferry is now one of 15 parks in Wirral to receive the Green Flag Award. The other parks are:

•Ashton Park in West Kirby,
•Wirral Country Park, Thornton Hough Village Green
•Birkenhead Park,
•Coronation Gardens, West Kirby,
•Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve, Bromborough
•Eastham Country Park,
•Royden Park, Frankby,
•Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve
•Vale Park, New Brighton, 11) The Arno Gardens, Oxton,
•Bidston Hill
•North Wirral Coastal Park and
•Meols Park.
Cllr Chris Meaden, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: "Wirral's parks and green spaces are absolutely crucial to how we as Wirral residents think about our area.

"We are increasingly seeing local communities becoming involved in partnership working with our Parks and Countryside Service and helping to develop and maintain our parks, and it is a credit to our staff, volunteers and Friends Groups to receive this recognition for their hard work."

The Green Heritage accreditation earned by Birkenhead Park is in recognition of the historic venue achieving the required standard in the management and interpretation of a site with local or national historic importance.

Read more about Wirral's countryside and its parks and gardens.

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