Dearne park gets top award

Councillor Amy Rushforth
Councillor Amy Rushforth

Rosehill Victoria Park in Rawmarsh has retained its Green Flag status as one of the area’s best parks to visit.

The award signifies that the council-run park has met the high standards laid down by the Green Flag scheme.

Amy Rushforth, cabinet member for culture and tourism at Rotherham Council, said: “This award validates the amazing work both officers and friends groups have put in to making these green spaces great places to be.

“Our Green Spaces Rangers, grounds maintenance and street cleansing teams are committed to creating safe and welcoming parks. Keeping these five flags flying high is a massive reward for all those hours of hard work.

“I’ve no doubt that they will continue to keep standards sky-high so we can keep these flags flying proudly over our parks far into the future.”

The Green Flag Award, which was set up in 1996, is the benchmark national standard for free-to-enter parks and green spaces in the country.

The scheme is managed in the UK by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace.

Parks and green spaces are judged in April and May each year and the winners are announced in July.