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Greetings extended to Green Flag judges

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Stan Cain JP, held a brief reception for Midlands-based Green Flag judges Louise Worton and Sam Mills ahead of the pair judging Douglas Borough Council’s latest bids in the Green Flag award scheme.


Gifts BSC2007MediumHis Worship with Green Flag judges Louise Worton and Sam Mills


In 2013 the Council won, at its first attempt, two Green Flags, one for the marine (sunken) gardens on Douglas Promenade, the other for Noble’s Park.


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This year the Council-owned and operated Douglas golf course and a scheme on Douglas Head featuring a large-scale floral representation of a poppy to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War have been selected by the parks section to be considered for Green Flag status.


Book BSC1983MediumSigning the visitors' book in the Mayor's parlour


The Green Flag award scheme, which takes into account environmental, management and future planning policies along with community involvement, is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces across the British Isles, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, awarded by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.