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Flying the flag for green spaces

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The University of Bradford's grounds have been ranked among the best parks and green spaces in the country after being awarded a prestigious green flag award.

The flag, which is placed next to the Horton A building represents the hard work and commitment of the University in providing green spaces for students, staff and the local community. It serves as a sign to everyone that the University grounds are maintained and managed to an excellent standard with first-class facilities.

Richard Hirst, Buildings Operation Manager at the University of Bradford said: “We are very proud to receive this external recognition of the quality of our grounds.

“The Main Campus is an asset to the city of Bradford and is valued by local people as well as our students and staff. The award reflects the hard work that our dedicated staff put in to maintaining the University grounds to the highest standard."

The University of Bradford was first awarded the Green Flag in 2015/2016 and has retained it ever since. It is one of a record number of parks and green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award this year, ensuring that even more of us now have access to well-managed, high-quality green spaces.

Commenting on the news that the University of Bradford has achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making the University of Bradford 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 the University of Bradford has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

See the full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces.

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