Hatton Hill Park Gets Special Recognition

Hatton Hill Park in Sefton is celebrating after receiving a Special Award for Innovation from the Green Flag Award Scheme.

The Litherland park is one of just fifteen inspirational parks and green spaces in the UK to achieve the award, which is presented to Green Flag Award or Community Award winning sites that have made changes which have brought outstanding benefits to both their site and the local community.

Hatton Hill has a small Friends of Group who are committed and work very hard to make the park a nice place for visitors. The group hold litter-picks but have also developed the pavilion community garden which was recognised by the Green Flag award.

The area is a bee friendly garden which also makes use of recycled materials to create a greenhouse and planters. In spring and summer the garden is in bloom and attracts lots of wildlife. The group work alongside Sefton Council and other partners.

 Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Health and Wellbeing, said: “Well done to everyone involved at Hatton Hill park.

 “This award is a just testament to all the hard work the Friends Of group put in making Hatton Hill a real community based site.”

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme manager, said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in Hatton Hill park – a worthy winner of the Special Innovation Award.

“Research has proved that quality parks and green spaces play a vital role within their local communities. Hatton Hill park is a perfect example of this.”

As part of the awards, North Park community garden in Bootle was also awarded highly commended.

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