All the Trafford parks to hold Green Flag Awards retained them for the fourth year in a row.

Davyhulme Park, Denzell Gardens, Flixton Gardens, Hullard Park, John Leigh Park, Lostock Park, Victoria Park, Walkden Gardens, Walton Park, Woodheys Park and Worthington Park all met the criteria in areas from access and aesthetics to safety and security.

The parks are managed by One Trafford with the support of several Friends of Parks groups.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, executive member for environmental services, said: "I would like to congratulate everyone on achieving the Green Flag Awards for a fourth year running. A huge thank you to the dedicated volunteers that make up the Friends of Parks groups, our operational teams and the green space team.

"One Trafford and Friends have also been working together to create better, biodiverse habitats by planting crocuses, daffodils and wildflower meadows.

“Trafford Council are continuing investments into parks, because we know how important green spaces are to our local communities," Cllr Adshead added.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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