Douglas has retained international awards for the quality of several open, green spaces across the capital.

Douglas Borough Council has once again secured green flag awards for nine locations across the capital – the accolades, managed by UK charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognise well-managed parks and spaces across the British Isles and around the world.

Douglas Head, Derby Square, Douglas Borough Cemetery and Douglas Golf Course have all retained their statuses along with Hutchinson Square, the Kaye Memorial Garden, the Marine Gardens, Noble’s Park and Summerhill Glen.

All those were first given their green flag awards in 2019.

Following the news, the council’s Regeneration and Community Committee Chairman, Stephen Pitts, commented: “For Douglas to have retained all nine green flags in this most difficult of years is testimony to the dedication of the council’s park service team.

“As soon as coronavirus restrictions were eased locally, the team made every effort to ensure our parks and green spaces provided welcome havens at a point in community life when spending time outdoors became all the more important for people’s health and general wellbeing.

“I congratulate the team on their continued success.”

With Covid-19 rulings restricting travel for site inspections, this year’s awards were made following a desk-based assessment.

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