EDGE Hill University was lit up green for a day last week to celebrate winning a national award for the beauty of its campus and the benefits it provides to the community.
The university won a Green Flag Award, along with Coronation Park in Ormskirk and Beacon Country Park in Up Holland.
The Green Flag Award scheme is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and recognises well-managed parks and green spaces across the UK.
Edge Hill bosses thanked the facilities management team for “working hard in all weathers and throughout the pandemic to maintain the campus grounds to the highest standard.”
West Lancashire Council portfolio holder for Leisure, Councillor Yvonne Gagen, said: “This is wonderful news. We know access to green space is important to our communities and have provided space for residents to exercise and socialise responsibly and to reflect during the pandemic.
“We are also working hard to protect and invest in our green leisure spaces so we can see more awards for West Lancashire in future years.”
Edge Hill University grounds manager Neil Toner said: “It’s all about pride. The whole maintenance team take immense pride in creating spaces where people can take a few minutes out of their day to sit and relax in a stunning natural environment.
“I’d like to thank every member of staff for their contribution to winning this award.”