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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Green Flag Awards

Green flag awards recognise excellence and good practice in the management and development of parks and open spaces in England and Wales.


As per government guidance, you may travel to our parks, beaches and open spaces. Please check the national restrictions information before you set off.

Ranging from parks to cemeteries, to countryside sites and crematoria, the awards reflect the high standards of maintenance needed to keep the sites looking good and also the involvement of local communities.

The 2020 assessment of our parks, crematoria and cemeteries resulted in 12 of our sites being awarded green flags:




The Keep Britain Tidy: Green Flag Award Scheme was launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. The first awards were given in 1997 and many years later it continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured. 

Judges look at criteria such as maintenance, conservation and community involvement as well as open spaces being welcoming, healthy, safe and secure.

Further information

For more information on green flag awards, go to Keep Britain Tidy: Green Flag Award Scheme‚Äč.


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