Lancaster University awarded a Green Flag Award for ninth year running

Green Flag Award 2020 / 21
Green Flag Award 2020 / 21

Lancaster University is recognised once again as one of the best green spaces in the world.

For the ninth year running, Lancaster University raises its flag with pride along with parks and green spaces across the country in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Lancaster University is one of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.

Andrew Burgess, Director of Facilities, Estates and Commercial Services praised colleagues involved in achieving the award: “This award recognises the hard work of our Facilities Grounds team. I would like to thank each and every one of them for their commitment to maintaining campus to such exceptional standards throughout the pandemic. This year more than ever the green spaces on campus have been extremely important to students and staff on campus.”

Commenting on Lancaster University’s success, Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of parks staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges, Lancaster University has achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

To find out more about the Green Flag Awards click here.

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