Improving local


Announcing the Special Innovation Award Winners

Fifteen inspirational green spaces across England are celebrating today after receiving the Green Flag Award's Special Award for Innovation.     12 January 2017

Christmas trees recycled at the sand dunes

Old Christmas trees are being put to good use on a Cornish 2016 Blue Flag beach.   12 January 2017

Best parks for bees recognised with award

Nineteen parks and green spaces have been presented with a Bees' Needs Award.    08 November 2016

Public picks the UK's ten favourite parks

Thousands vote in poll to find the most loved Green Flag Award-winning parks.    18 October 2016

600 bodyboards collected from Westcountry beaches

Our BeachCare programme has collected broken bodyboards left on three Westcountry beaches, highlighting the problem of the cheap polystyrene boards.   19 September 2016

Green Flag Award winners announced

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year –more than 1,600 across the UK.   21 July 2016


Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Award recognises and rewards the best green spaces.


Aims to ensure our waterways are vibrant attractive, accessible places for all.


Love Parks week
24 July - 2 August

Quality green spaces are essential to healthy, happy communities. We celebrate and showcase just this.