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Ten Green Flags for Antrim and Newtownabbey

27 July 2015

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has, yet again, won top UK awards for excellence in parks and public spaces.

The Green Flag Award supported by Heyn Waste Solutions is a prestigious award, setting an international benchmark standard for the management of parks and green spaces. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Thomas Hogg, comments, “I am absolutely delighted that we have been presented with these highly prestigious awards by Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan. They are truly well deserved and testament to the hard work of the Parks Department and the teams at Antrim Castle Gardens and Sentry Hill, who put so much into enhancing and preserving our outdoor spaces and tourist attractions.”

Dr Ian Humphreys, Chief Executive Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful said, “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the hundreds of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

For further information about the Green Flag Award or other programmes run by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful visit www.keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org