Cheadle Hulme Garden & Allotment Association is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces
On July 16, a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award
The Billy’s Lane allotment site in Cheadle Hulme has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Billy’s Lane joins 202 other green spaces awarded recognition in the North West.
The allotment site is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Community 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.
From Billy’s Lane in Cheadle Hulme, spokesperson David Rawstron said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for first time.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Billy’s Lane to such a high standard.
“We are particularly pleased to be the only Allotment site in the North West to achieve this award.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”