Green Flag success for Warrington

Cllr Tony Higgins with rangers Gaynor Kerry and Mark Cozens at Risley Moss Nature Reserve.
Cllr Tony Higgins with rangers Gaynor Kerry and Mark Cozens at Risley Moss Nature Reserve.
Published: Thursday, 8th August 2019

Twelve of Warrington’s green spaces have been awarded with Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag award.

Warrington Borough Council is delighted to receive the prestigious awards for all 12 sites some of which have sustained the accolade for over 10 years.

The Green Flag award recognises high quality parks and open spaces across the country. The following places all received the commendation:

  • Risley Moss Nature Reserve
  • Lymm Dam
  • St Peters Park
  • St Elphins Park
  • Alexandra Park
  • Bewsey Park
  • Walton Hall Gardens
  • Walton Lea Crematorium
  • Warrington Cemetery
  • Burtonwood Cemetery
  • Fox Covert Cemetery
  • Holinfare Cemetery

Cabinet member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive the Green Flag Award yet again for 12 of our fantastic locations.

“These awards reflect the dedication that goes into maintaining all these places to such a high standard.

“We know quality open spaces are important to our residents and visitors, and we’re incredibly proud to receive this national recognition.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

To find out more about the Green Flag Awards Scheme, visit their website at


Notes to editors

  • This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.