Cambridgeshire: Green Flag Awards

Several green spaces in Cambridgeshire are among 121 across the East given prestigious Green Flag Awards.

A record number of parks and green spaces across the East have received a Green Flag Award, which mark high quality and well managed open spaces.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy sent out 800 judges who visited applicant sites, and assessed them against eight criteria, including cleanliness, sustainability and conservation.

114 sites across the East of England got the awards in 2012, this year 121 in the East got them.

It includes Eye Community Space in Peterborough, which was awarded a Green Flag for the very first time.

Here's the full list of sites across Cambridgeshire, winning Green Flag Awards for 2013:

- Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge

- Jubilee Gardens, Ely

- Central Park, Peterborough

- Eye Community Open Space, Peterborough

- Itter Park, Peterborough

- St Peters Church Gardens, Wisbech

- Wisbech Park

- Priory Gardens, Royston

- Peterborough Crematorium

Keep Britain Tidy's Green Flag Award manager Paul Todd said "It's another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Awards and this is something well worth celebrating.

It is fantastic that the East of England now boasts 121 winning sites - meaning more people than ever before in the region can play, relax and enoy quality green space on their doorstep."

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