Friends of Rotten Row awarded coveted Green Flag Community Award

In a record-breaking year Friends of Rotten Row is raising its prestigious Green Flag Community Award

Friends of Rotten Row are celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Community Award for one of 2208 UK winners.

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

After two years 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 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.

This is the 8th year that we have achieved this coveted Award. This is due to all the hard work of the Volunteers over the last year. Despite all the setbacks of Covid we have managed to keep on top of all the work to keep Rotten Row looking Fantastic for locals and visitors alike.

Commenting on the news that Rotten Row has met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Rotten Row worthy of a Green Flag Award.

Rotten Row is a vital green space for the community in Southport. This award is testament to all the hard work of the volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

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.