ENVIRONMENTAL improvements to Christ’s Pieces – including the creation of long grass and flowering meadows, a bee hotel, bird boxes and tree planting – have ensured the renewal of Christ’s Pieces Green Flag Award alongside a number of other Cambridge parks.
The implementation of these improvements saw the score for Christ’s Pieces rise from the 66 – 69 scoring bracket to the 75 – 79 scoring bracket since the last assessment in 2020, landing the park in the second from top bracket.
Jesus Green has also retained its accreditation after being awarded for the first time, last year (2021), as well as Cherry Hinton Hall. Cherry Hinton Hall achieved its first award in 2019 and has scored highly from the offset.
The Green Flag Award is awarded by Keep Britain Tidy and recognises well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standards for the management of outdoor spaces.
Cllr Alex Collis, Executive Councillor for Open Spaces, Food Justice and Community Development, said: “I am proud that we have not only been able to retain the Green Flag Award in all of our previously awarded green spaces, but have also been recognised for environmental improvements made to Christ’s Pieces.
“The Green Flag is a really prestigious award, so the awarding committee have very high standards. You have to keep re-applying and working to maintain and improve which is what we have done and will continue to do by delivering projects to enhance the much-loved open spaces in the city.
“To see an increase in scores is a testament to the hard work of our officers who have been working to deliver these improvements across our open spaces.”