Via the Echo:
Hang out the flags, hereâ€™s some more good news
Jul 18 2007 by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo
LIVERPOOL parks were today given good news when a record number won a top environmental award.
The city was named the winner of 13 Green Flag awards handed out by the Civic Trust.
In the past four years Liverpool has almost doubled its number of awards.
And for the first time Croxteth Park and Anfield Crematorium Memorial Garden have been given the top rating.
They join the likes of Everton Park Nature Garden and Calderstones Park on the list.
The Green Flag is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales and is awarded annually.
Liverpool councilâ€™s executive member for the environment, Cllr Berni Turner, said: â€œWe entered 13 parks and have had a 100% success rate which is fantastic.â€
To receive an award, parks and gardens must meet demanding criteria. The rest of Merseyside boasts 15 Green Flags.
– Calderstones Park
– Devonfield Garden
– Everton Park Nature Garden
– Falkner Square
– Greenbank Park
– Our Lady and St Nicholas Church Garden
– Springwood Crematorium Memorial Gardens
– Reynolds Park
– St Johnâ€™s Gardens
– Woolton Woods and Camphill
– Belle Vale Park
– Anfield Crematorium Memorial Garden
– Croxteth Park