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Friday, 16th October 2020, 9:38 am

The city has once again been recognised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, with no fewer than 13 green spaces receiving a Green Flag Award, which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces.

To celebrate, the Botanical Gardens Pavillion, Weston Park Bandstand, Winter Gardens and Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre were lit up green alongside national landmarks including the White Cliffs of Dover, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Salford’s Media City to thank parks staff, volunteers and the Green Flag Award Judges for their ongoing work.

There are more than 800 green spaces in Sheffield, making it ‘the UK’s greenest city’. The sites will be lit until 16 October.

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