Posted by: henrymcghie | July 18, 2012

Whitworth Park’s new Green Flag

I’m pleased to say that Whitworth Park won a Green Flag award this week. This is a scheme run by Keep Britain Tidy and means that the park is welcoming, safe and well-maintained, and has strong links with the local community. The Whitworth Park’s award was due especially to the play area (good fun even for adults- I’ve been down the zip line myself!!), new flowerbeds and to the biodiverse areas. I’m especially pleased with the last mention as we have been working pretty hard over the last couple of years to find out what is in the park and trying to engage visitors to the park with its biodiversity. This has involved the Friends of Whitworth Park, the Museum Youth Board, Museum curators and curatorial assistants, together with community engagement and public engagement staff, together with lots of partners from the City Council, local conservation agencies and lots of keen enthusiasts.

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