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Awards & Recognitions
Awards and Recognitions
Green Flag Award
The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The award scheme was set up by the Civic Trust in 1996 as a means of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country. It was also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve the same high environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.
Philips Park was firstly awarded a Green Flag in 2005 - a prestigious achievement that marks the dedication shown by the Friends of Philips Park, Manchester Leisure and other partners. The award is given on an annual basis and winners must re-apply each year to renew their Green Flag status. It is therefore important that we all do our best to uphold this high standard, so as to ensure the park remains one of England's finest green spaces for many years to come. Philips has had Green Flag status from 2005-2008.
The Mersey Basin Campaign awarded The Friends of Clayton Vale the North West Dragonfly award in 2004. It was in recognition for their hard work on Clayton Vale including volunteering at school environmental sessions as well as helping to maintain the local nature reserve and encourage more usage.
Local Nature Reserve Status
Clayton Vale was awarded local nature reserve status in July 2006. At that time there were only 4 within the Manchester area. This showed how important the site has become for nature as well as local people.