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Sheffield’s award winning parks – Wyming Brook flying the flag high

Wyming Brook Nature Reserve has been recognised for its environmental character, maintenance and visitor experience by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, retaining it’s Green Flag award.

Wyming Brook Nature Reserve was amongst a selection of other green spaces across Sheffield to win the award including; the Botanical Gardens, Cholera Grounds and Clay Wood, Devonshire Green, Ecclesall Woods, Firth Park, Meersbrook Park, Millhouses Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Peace Gardens, Weston Park, Wheata Woods, Winter Gardens and Tinsley Green.

The winning parks, green spaces and woodlands have been recognised for their environmental character, maintenance and visitor experience.Each of the flags are testament to the hard work of staff, friends’ groups and volunteers, who work together to maintain the high standards expected by the Green Flag Award.

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, said:

“I believe we have some of the best parks, green spaces and woodlands in the country so I’m delighted that they’ve been recognised once again. These awards are testament to the hard work, passion and dedication of the many staff, friends’ groups and volunteers who work tirelessly to uphold the high standards we have come to expect.

“Our parks play an essential role within our communities, not only providing excellent outdoor leisure and play facilities but also contributing to the improved health and wellbeing of Sheffielders. Whether that’s through running, cycling, gardening, being part of a Friends Group, climbing on playgrounds or a simple stroll, these outdoor spaces offer so many ways to be physically active and mentally stimulated.

“It’s no secret that we are managing our parks through extremely challenging times, so it’s fantastic to see them continuing to flourish and get the recognition they deserve.”

Sheffield & Rotherham currently manage 16 nature reserves, including Wyming Brook, ranging from large moorland areas of international importance to small city centre nature parks. Plan a visit to one of our nature reserves here.

We are able to maintain these high award winning standards thanks to our members and supporters who’s generosity allows important conservation work to be carried out across our reserves. Help us continue this work here.

 

Photo credit. Chris Senior