The Level has successfully been re-awarded a Green Flag for 2017/18

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The Level is very proud to have been re-awarded the prestigious Green Flag award for 2017/18. Many thanks to Steve our amazing gardener for making the Level so beautiful!

The Green Flag Award scheme was designed to raise the standard of public parks and green spaces in England and Wales by recognising and rewarding the best examples in the country. Our parks and green spaces have been successfully competing in the prestigious annual Green Flag Awards since 1998.

In fact, all seven of Brighton & Hove’s award-winning parks have been re-awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards by the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign for 2017/18.

The city’s Green Flag park and open space locations are:

What makes a Green Flag Park?

The Green Flag Award is judged on the following key criteria:

A welcoming place

The overall impression for any member of the community – regardless of the purpose of their visit – should be positive and inviting

Healthy, safe and secure

The park or green space must be a healthy, safe and secure place for all members of the community to use

Clean and well maintained

For visual as well as health and safety reasons, issues of cleanliness and maintenance must be adequately addressed

Sustainability

Methods used in maintaining the park/green space and its facilities should be environmentally sound

Conservation and heritage

Attention should be paid to the conservation and appropriate management of landscapes, wildlife, fauna, buildings and structural features

Community involvement

The park or green space management should actively pursue the involvement of members of the community who represent as many park or green space user groups as possible

Marketing

There should be good provision of information to users, about management strategies, activities, features and ways to get involved. The park/green space should be promoted as a community resource

Management

A management plan or strategy should be in place; this should clearly address all the above criteria. A financially sound management of the park or green space must also be demonstrated

To find out more about the award, visit the Green Flag website .