Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust celebrates as Wyming Brook nature reserve retains the Green Flag Award!
It has been a record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country have been awarded the international quality mark.
Today, parks and green spaces across the country will be raising their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.
Among them will be Wyming Brook nature reserve in Sheffield, which is raising a Green Flag Award for the firth year running.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Robert Miller, Living Landscape Manager, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust said;
“We could not maintain the high standard of management at Wyming Brook without the ongoing and invaluable hard work and support from our volunteers and members. Together we manage Wyming Brook so the community can enjoy nature and so our conservation work continues to help wildlife to thrive.”
Commenting on Wyming Brooks success, Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden- Newton OBE said:
“This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise
or simply escape for a short time. It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust has achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
Plan your visit to the award winning Wyming Brook here.
Image (c) Wyming Brook by Gary Smith