Nine west Cheshire sites awarded National Green Flag status
This week, Keep Britain Tidy presented Cheshire West and Chester Council with nine national Green Flag awards for its parks and green spaces, topping last year's total of eight.
The Green Flag Award Scheme - which recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country - has presented Green Flag Status to Caldy Nature Park, Castle Park, Grosvenor Park, Rivacre Valley, Northwich Woodlands, Stanney Fields Park, Westminster Park, Whitby Park and new for this year Helsby Quarry.
A Community Green Flag award has also been presented for Overleigh Cemetery, following the hard work of the 'Friends of' group and the involvement of the Community Payback scheme.
Members of the Council's Greenspace team have worked closely with park partners, 'Friends of' groups, volunteers and the Council's StreetCare team over the last year at the various sites.
The Green Flag Award scheme is organised by the Keep Britain Tidy consortium and is the benchmark standard nationally and internationally for parks and green spaces in England, Wales and across the world.
Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Climate Emergency, Councillor Matt Bryan said: