Green flags are praise for parks

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IT’S official - Barnsley’s Cannon Hall, Worsbrough Mill and Elsecar parks are three of the best in the country.

The parks have all received Green Flag Awards - a sign to visitors that the park is well maintained and well managed, with excellent facilities.

Elsecar Park receives the flag for the fifth successive year, Cannon Hall Park for the second and Worsbrough Mill Country Park for the first.

The parks are among a select number of green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award this year, ensuring people have access to high-quality health and leisure.

Coun Linda Burgess, Cabinet spokesperson for environment, said: “Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved for their hard work in achieving this. I would encourage people to visit and enjoy these parks.”