03.08.22

University of Salford named as one of the best green spaces in the UK for fourth year running

Categories: University Campus

The University of Salford is pleased to announce that we’ve been named as one of the best green spaces in the UK after receiving a prestigious Green Flag award for the fourth year running.  

Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Award is the international benchmark of high quality and best practice for parks and green spaces. Managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the award recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces across the UK and around the world.

We first received the Green Flag Award in 2019 and have maintained it every year since.

Marta Strzelecka, Environmental Management Coordinator at the University, said: “We’re delighted that our beautiful campus has been recognised by the Green Flag Award for the fourth year in a row. It’s a result of years of hard work from our Grounds Maintenance Team, and collaboration with student and staff volunteers. Our aim is to have a green and welcoming campus which supports students in their journey at university.”

Commenting on the good news, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager, Paul Todd added: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making the University of Salford campus worthy of a Green Flag Award. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

A full list of this year’s Green Flag Award winners can be found here.

 

Community Growing Space takes roots on campus

In case you missed it, in June we launched our new Community Growing Space located behind Clifford Whitworth Library, with a beautiful view of Peel Park. Open to our University community and members of the public, the space features planters and resting spots for those who visit, benches, a birdhouse and a bird feeding station. 

Created to enhance wellbeing by improving biodiversity on campus, the space provides room for mindful activities such as meditating and spending lunch breaks outside.

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