St. Michael’s Park in Cirencester has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in Britain. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
St. Michael’s Park is located in the centre of Cirencester and offers a range of facilities including tennis, crazy golf, croquet, boules, play areas, BBQ’s, toilets and a café.
Councillor Lichnowski, Lead Member for Estate Services at Cirencester Town Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the first time. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining St. Michael’s Park to such a high standard. The whole team have worked really hard to make St. Michael’s Park such a popular place.”
The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.
Any green space that is accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag Award status. A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups. Green Heritage Site accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation.