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Government extends Green Flag Award until 2022

The Government has confirmed that Keep Britain Tidy will be running the Green Flag Award scheme until 2022.

Parks and Green Spaces Minister Marcus Jones made the announcement during a visit to a Green Flag Award-winning park, Centenary Park, in Rugby.

Jones said: “I am very happy to confirm that the Green Flag Awards will be continuing, championing Britain’s excellent parks and green spaces and the people behind them.

“These awards are valuable not least because the reward local authorities and communities for their dedication to the great outdoors – and give locals and tourists an easy way to find quality spaces to get outside, exercise and play.”

Allison Ogden-Newton, Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive, said: “We know how important the scheme has been in the renaissance of our parks over the past 20 years.

“We are delighted that the announcement is being made in Rugby as they have shown how people benefit from the provision of quality parks and green spaces, in particular in encouraging people to live healthier and more active lives.”

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