Seven parks and green spaces across Hyndburn have scooped the prestigious Green Flag Award.
Lowerfold, Cutwood, Oakhill, Mercer and Gatty Parks, along with Accrington Cemetery and Crematorium and Wilson Playing Fields and Woodlands have been awarded the status.
The Green Flag is a sign to visitors that they are well-maintained and well managed with excellent facilities.
Councillor Ken Moss, cabinet member for parks, said, “A lot of hard work, by a lot of people has gone into getting these Green Flags and their award is a testament to the sterling job done by the many community groups and staff involved.
“The fact that we now have seven sites holding the prestigious Green Flag is great news for everyone, as this shows that they are well managed and maintained, welcoming, safe for users and have good links with the local community.”
Coun Moss also said a ‘big thank you’ to Friends and other park support groups, Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, Prospects, Hyndburn Athletics Club, Residents Associations, the Local History Society and the councils ‘dedicated parks, cemetery and crematorium staff’.