On July 16, a record number of parks and green spaces collected a Green Flag Award.
University of Salford has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best green spaces in the world. The University is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
The Green Flag judges described the University’s Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses as an impressive, diverse collection of sites with excellent facilities and features that complement each other well, including David Lewis Playing Fields and a selection of high-quality public art.
Jason Challender, Director of Estates said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the first time.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to students, staff, the local community and visitors and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our campus to such a high standard.
The award recognises the hard work and passion of many people on campus, particularly the Grounds Maintenance and Environmental Sustainability Teams.
We are pleased with the feedback from the judges and will be taking their recommendations on board in the future management of the site.”
Environmental Management Coordinator, Neva Mowl added “We are keen to engage more people with the outside spaces on campus, so if you are a student, member of staff or from the local community we invite you to get involved with our Green Campus Group.”
The University will celebrate the achievement later in the year with a flag raising ceremony.
For more information about the University’s Green Flag Award or the Green Campus Group contact Neva: N.Mowl@Salford.ac.uk.