Manchester bids for more Green Flags through online survey

Green Flag award capital city Manchester has launched an online survey in a bid to improve its parks even more through.

Although Manchester City Council already has 27 Green Flags - the most in the country - its ambition is to have one in each of its 33 city wards.

Manchester City Council has embarked on a large-scale survey of local parks and green spaces asking people if they use them, what they think of them and how they can be improved.

Manchester City Council East Area Parks Manager Stephen Downey said: "We want to make sure we know what the communities around our parks want.

"We've got a policy to try to get at least one Green Flag in each ward in the city, so we are always looking at continued improvement in our parks."

Residents have been asked to share their opinions in an online survey running until 31 October.

Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said:

"The city's parks are often the first experience of landscape and nature for those growing up in urban areas and it is a major priority for us that people see them as places to relax and to enjoy leisure activities.

"We welcome any feedback, good or bad, as despite having more green flags than anywhere else in the country, we are determined to improve our parks even further and strive to ensure that more and more members of the local community can make use of and benefit from their parks." 

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