Green Flag Community Award
Allerton Grange Fields in north Leeds has been named as one of the best public green spaces in the UK and that’s official.
Allerton Grange Fields is among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces across the UK that have this year received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
Allerton Grange Fields is a 3 hectare public playing fields located in the heart of north Leeds with a traffic free cycle path linking Lidgett Lane to Talbot Avenue, two sports pitches, a community orchard, edible flower beds, wildflower beds and a wildlife area. Volunteers from Friends of Allerton Grange Fields work in close partnership with Leeds City Council Parks & Countryside to protect, maintain and enhance the fields. The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.
Leeds City Council’s Executive board member for communities Councillor Debra Coupar said:
“We are extremely proud of our green spaces and parks in Leeds and it is really fantastic news that Allerton Grange Fields has been given a Green Flag Community Award.
“I would like to offer a big thank you to the many volunteers from the Friends of Allerton Grange Fields and also our own parks and countryside staff whose hard work and dedication was absolutely pivotal in this much loved green space securing such a prestigious award.”
Councillor Bill Urry on behalf of all Roundhay Ward Councillors and Cllr Sharon Hamilton on behalf of Moortown Ward Councillors said:
“The award of this honour to the Friends of Allerton Grange Fields is a major tribute to the energy and commitment of the volunteers who have put so many hours of their own time into improving Allerton Grange Fields for the benefit of local people. Their hands on physical input has seen trees planted and beds created for flora, and their work has also opened the doors that have enabled this work to go ahead.
North Leeds is well served with green space supported by volunteer groups. The Friends of Allerton Grange Fields is one of several groups where the work of committed volunteers has made a massive difference to the local environment. Well done everyone!