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Two Gateshead parks awarded the coveted Green Flag Award

Saltwell Towers Gateshead

All those who love Saltwell Park and Chase Park in Whickham can celebrate today after both retained their Green Flag Award status among over 2,200 winners across the UK.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that two of our most cherished parks have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams, both staff and volunteers, who make these green spaces so wonderful to visit.

Councillor Angela Douglas, cabinet member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: "Our parks are such valuable assets for Gateshead. We are very proud to achieve the Green Flag accolade, to show that Saltwell Park and Chase Park are amongst the UK's finest.

"We know how much local residents appreciate having these fantastic parks to enjoy. They are vital for everyone's wellbeing."

Commenting on the news that both Saltwell Park and Chase Park have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy's Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said:

"I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

"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."

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here

Saltwell Towers Gateshead
28 July 2022

All those who love Saltwell Park and Chase Park in Whickham can celebrate today after both retained their Green Flag Award status among over 2,200 winners across the UK.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that two of our most cherished parks have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams, both staff and volunteers, who make these green spaces so wonderful to visit.

Councillor Angela Douglas, cabinet member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: "Our parks are such valuable assets for Gateshead. We are very proud to achieve the Green Flag accolade, to show that Saltwell Park and Chase Park are amongst the UK's finest.

"We know how much local residents appreciate having these fantastic parks to enjoy. They are vital for everyone's wellbeing."

Commenting on the news that both Saltwell Park and Chase Park have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy's Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said:

"I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

"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."

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here

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