University awarded the Green Flag

Lancaster University Facilities Grounds team being congratulated and presented with the Green Flag Award 2013/14 by the director of facilities, Mark Swindlehurst (back row right), and landscape manager Ian Sturzaker (back row left).
Lancaster University Facilities Grounds team being congratulated and presented with the Green Flag Award 2013/14 by the director of facilities, Mark Swindlehurst (back row right), and landscape manager Ian Sturzaker (back row left).

For the second year running, Lancaster University’s campus has been awarded the Green Flag, a national accreditation for high quality green spaces.

At Lancaster University students and staff can enjoy picnicking by the side of Lake Carter, the use of dedicated electrical barbecue stations, exploring the woodlands, relaxing in various courtyard gardens and visiting the organic garden.

Recent improvements have included:

* Revitalisation of Alexandra Square

* Dedicated woodland trail and trim trail

* Sports pitch drainage improvements

* Planting 75,000 naturalised bulbs and 5,500 woodland trees

* The creation of both meadow and wildflower grass areas.

Keep Britain Tidy run the Green Flag Award scheme in the UK on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Established in 1996, it aims to recognise well-managed, high quality green spaces accessible to the public.

Lancaster University’s director of facilities Mark Swindlehurst said: “It is very rewarding to have our campus grounds recognised at such a high national standard.

“This achievement is a true testament to the fantastic team involved in maintaining the grounds.”