ISS UK celebrates 16 Green Flag Awards
ISS Facility Services Landscaping in UK has successfully ‘hoisted’ 16 Green Flags this year in partnership with their local authority clients up and down the country.
The Green Flag Award Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country. It encourages excellence and promotes progressive improvement in the quality of parks and open green spaces.
Green Flag successes for ISS UK include Hotham Park in Bognor Regis, affectionately dubbed the ‘People’s Park’ by the thousands of residents and visitors who use it every week, retaining its flag for the fourth year; Mewsbrook Park in Littlehampton, retaining its flag for the ninth successive year; Grenfell Park in Maidenhead, which this year became the seventh Royal Borough park to be awarded a Green Flag, and Vulcan Park in Workington, which has, in previous years, been in the running to be named one of the Top 10 Green Flag sites in the country.
Phil Jones, Managing Director, ISS Facility Services Landscaping UK said:
– Well maintained parks and open spaces have many environmental, social, health and economic benefits for their local communities; they are fundamental to both quality of life and to attract growth and investment to an area. Our Green Flag wins demonstrate how strong partnership working breeds success and ISS will continue to seek opportunities to improve our service delivery and to explore opportunities with our clients for further joint ventures.
Kevin Mist, Head of Leisure Services, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said:
– This year has been a challenging one for the Royal Borough and we were delighted to have retained our six green flags in addition to being awarded a new flag for Grenfell Park in Maidenhead. We have worked very closely with our contractors, ISS, and residents of the Borough to make continuous improvements to our green spaces and this has been reflected by our winning entries.
Oliver Handson, Parks Manager, Arun District Council said:
– We were absolutely thrilled when we received notification that our three green flag parks had once again met the required standard. This was no small achievement given the challenges that have been faced so far this year with the inclement weather and financial pressures. It is a very positive reflection of the hard work and dedication of the ISS staff involved in the maintenance of these areas. We are extremely fortunate in Arun to have such wonderful parks and green spaces that can be enjoyed by the whole community.