Four parks in Salford have kept their Green Flag status for another year: Blackleach Country Park, Clifton Country Park, Boothsbank Park and Peel Green Cemetery.
All four spaces have now held the award for five years or more – after being judged on key criteria such as being welcoming, clean, healthy, safe and secure and how well they involve the local community.
However, Boothsbank Park in Boothstown scored in the highest category with judges praising the planting and community orchard, how the park attracts birds and insects and the dedication of the Friends of Boothsbank Park to the appearance and upkeep of the site.
The Green Flag scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and is presented to the top parks, cemeteries, community gardens and other green spaces in the country.
“Congratulations to all four parks in Salford which were judged this year and re-awarded Green Flag status. It takes hard work and commitment by local volunteers to keep our parks clean and welcoming for all people who use them.
“I particularly congratulate the team at Boothsbank Park in Boothstown. The Green Flag report paid tribute to the reburbished play area, the bowling green and tennis court. I know that the Friends of Boothsbank Park have worked hard on maintaining the park and its flower beds and on regular litter picks.”