14th October, 2020

Today, parks and green spaces across the country will be raising their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.

Among them will be MediaCityUK in Salford, which is raising a Green Flag Award for the second year in a row.

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.

Tonight MediaCityUK will be joining buildings and landmarks across the country, including the White Cliffs of Dover at Samphire Hoe and the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park going green for parks to celebrate MediaCityUK’s Green Flag Award success and to say a massive thank you to the parks staff, volunteers and the Green Flag Award Judges for all their work this year.

Photograph by Carl Brolan

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

Commenting on  MediaCityUK’s success, Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape for a short time.

“It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of parks staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors, MediaCityUK has achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

Congratulations to the whole team who work so hard to make MediaCityUK a space for us all to enjoy and to the contractors Wrights Landscapers and Anchor Group Services.