Pride in district’s pristine parks

Williamson Park.
Williamson Park.

Williamson Park in Lancaster and Happy Mount Park in Morecambe have been awarded the coveted Green Flag award.

The two parks have received the national award, handed out by Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the UK.

A Green Flag is a sign to visitors that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. Williamson Park in Lancaster has also been awarded special Green Heritage status for the second year in a row.

Green Heritage status recognises the excellent upkeep of parks that are of historical and cultural interest.

Coun David Smith, Cabinet member for parks said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award.

“Happy Mount Park has managed to achieve this for the eighth year in a row which is an incredible achievement and shows the commitment to keep improving our parks year on year. It’s not just the city council that can feel proud – all of our parks have a Friends group and volunteers that have contributed towards these well-deserved awards. I take pride in the fact that people in our district are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.”