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Moor impressive as park flies flag for being tidy
MOORS Valley Country Park has received its third Green Flag after impressing the Keep Britain Tidy judges.
The park, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has been awarded the flag for the third year in a row. The flag is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.
It provides the most widely accepted measure of quality relating to the management, operation and improvement of freely accessible public parks and green space.
Countryside manager Clare Gronow said: “It’s particularly gratifying to receive this award as Moors Valley celebrates its 25th anniversary.
“Receiving the Green Flag is national recognition for the hard work and dedication of the rangers, support staff, volunteers and business concessionaires whose collective efforts create the Moors Valley experience.
“The park has grown enormously since its early days. It is now the third most visited country park in the UK. The rangers run hundreds of events every year and we welcomed more than 800,000 visitors in 2012.
“Despite these huge numbers Moors Valley is still big enough for our visitors to find quiet places to relax and recharge their batteries and provide a safe haven for wildlife.
“We are one of the top places in the country to see dragonflies.”
More information about the activities and events at the park is at www.moors-valley.co.uk or you can call the rangers on 01425 470721.
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