Over the years we’ve reported on many awards being won by various tramways across the British Isles but we think this is a first! Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway has been awarded a green flag – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
With other award winners including the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Woodhouse Park in Peterlee and Chiswick Old Cemetery in London, the Heaton Park Tramway is one of 2127 organisations celebrating success in the scheme. Managed by Keep Britain Tidy the scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the UK and around the world.
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Heaton Park Tramway worthy of a Green Flag Award. To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that Heaton Park Tramway has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”
The award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that makes the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.