AN incredible 30 Green Flags have been awarded to parks and green spaces across Wirral this week - the largest number in the North West for the third year running.

Each of the sites is honoured in recognition for having good environmental standards, being well maintained and providing clean and safe visitor facilities.

This year, all 27 of last year’s winners along with a further three sites have been awarded a Green Flag.

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Wirral's mayor, Cllr Tony Smith, said: "I’m incredibly proud once again as Wirral accept 30 Green Flag Awards, the largest number in the North West for the third year running.

"It was an honour to raise the 2020 flag at Vale Park and to recognise this significant achievement for Wirral."

The three green spaces that have been added to the list this year include Torr Park, Heswall Dales and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, reflecting the dedication of parks and countryside staff, as well as Friends Groups and members of the public who volunteer their time and effort, to make improvements to these important areas.

The full list of the Green Flag awarded sites is:

  • Ashton Park
  • Bidston Hill
  • Birkenhead Park
  • Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve
  • Central Park (Wirral)
  • Coronation Gardens
  • Dawstone Park
  • Eastham Country Park
  • Flaybrick Memorial Garden
  • Frankby Cemetery
  • Hamilton Square
  • Harrison Park Wirral
  • Heswall Dales
  • Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve
  • Landican Cemetery
  • Mayer Park
  • Meols Parade Garden
  • North Wirral Coastal Park
  • Queen's Park (Wirral)
  • Rake Lane Cemetery
  • Royden Park
  • Torr Park
  • The Arno
  • The Breck
  • Thornton Hough Village Green
  • Vale Park
  • Victoria Gardens (West Kirby)
  • Victoria Park
  • Walker Park
  • Wirral Country Park

Cllr Liz Grey, chair of Wirral's environment, climate emergency and transport committee said: "This year in particular has highlighted the importance of our parks and green spaces and it is an honour for them to be recognised by the international Green Flag Awards.

"Year after year, the number of Green Flags achieved by Wirral grows.

"Reaching our highest yet, with 30 awards this year, is a testament to the significant amount of work that has been undertaken by staff, Friends Groups and volunteers and I would like to thank them for all their continued hard work to keep our green spaces looking their best."