The flag of excellence will continue to fly at Pennington Hall Park in Leigh, which has retained the prestigious quality standard for another year.
Run by Keep Britain Tidy, the Green Flag award recognises green spaces which reach the highest possible standards, and that are beautifully maintained with excellent facilities.
Pennington Hall Park is popular with many local families from Lowton and Golborne, with its well maintained flower beds, children’s play area, outdoor gym, sports courts and bowling greens.
The park hosts community events throughout the year and has an active ‘Friends’ group. It has been a Green Flag park for the past 13 years.
It is one of five Green Flag parks across Wigan Borough. The others are Jubilee Park, Ashton, Alexandra Park, Wigan, Mesnes Park, Wigan, and this time for the first year, Colliers Corner in Howe Bridge.
Cllr Paul Prescott, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment at Wigan Council, said: “Both before and during the pandemic, our borough’s parks and greenspaces have proved to be an invaluable lifeline in supporting residents’ mental and physical health.
“We are thrilled that four parks in our borough have been recognised for their excellence once again. To have achieved this accolade reflects the hard work of staff, Friends groups and other local volunteers in making our parks wonderful places to visit.”
Don’t miss: St Helens College School Leaver’s Open Event
If you, or someone you know, is currently thinking ahead to leaving school and wondering what to do next, come and look around St Helens College on 18 November 2021, from 5-7pm.
There will be plenty of tutors and students available to answer any questions that you may have about future careers, financial matters and the learning support available at the college.
There is also an opportunity to get involved with some exciting interactive activities and mini-taster sessions.