Time to apply to make the Green Flags fly in Southport parks

30th January 2020

Special chartermark flags awarded for ‘well managed parks and green spaces’ were still flying across the borough months after they ‘timed out’.

Sefton has lost a number of coveted Green Flag Awards because council chiefs chose not to apply for them.

The award is an annual accreditation scheme and applicants must re-apply every year to maintain their certification and fly the flag above their award-winning park or green space.

From August, the borough was no longer allowed to fly the flag at sites where the award had run out. The sites included Hesketh Park, the Botanic Gardens and Southport Crematorium.

Two were out of date by around six months, but one was still flying at Hesketh Park with ‘2017-18’ on it.

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