MediaCity celebrated as one of the UK’s best green spaces

MediaCity has won a Green Flag Award as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee. This is the third year in a row MediaCity has won the award.

In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, MediaCity is one of 2127 celebrating success.

The Green Flag award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces

After 18 months that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that MediaCity has achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.

MediaCity joins parks and green spaces as diverse as the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Woodhouse Park in Peterlee and Chiswick Old Cemetery in London.

Commenting on the news that MediaCity has achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making MediaCity worthy of a Green Flag Award.”

“To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that MediaCity has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”

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

Rachel Williams, Soft Services Manager for MediaCity said:

“Receiving The Green Flag Award for a third year in a row is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of our MediaCity team and partners Wright Landscapes and Anchor Group Services. Our green spaces set MediaCity apart from many other urban locations, as we have plenty of room to breathe, and space to support wellbeing and mindfulness in addition to spaces to promote play, fun and imagination for all ages. This year we have accelerated our commitments to championing sustainability and ESG by reimagining some our spaces, creating wildflower meadows, encouraging greater biodiversity within MediaCity.  MediaCity will always be a place where everyone is welcome and we look forward to many more visitors, workers and residents enjoying and discovering our green spaces.”

 

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here

 

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