What is the Green Flag Award Scheme?

Green flag award logo

The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.  The award scheme began in 1996 as a means of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country.  Each green space is judged under eight main headings: 

  • A welcoming place
  • Healthy, safe and secure
  • Well maintained and clean
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation and heritage
  • Community involvement
  • Marketing
  • Management

Cheltenham has been entering parks into this competition since 2005, consistently winning flags for the following parks:


To achieve the high standard required to enter the scheme the we work with friends groups and resident associations to improve and enhance existing facilities in parks for the use and enjoyment of local residents and users.

Find out more about Green Flag awards on their website.

Park management plans

View our the management plans for the continued care of our parks.