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Reading's Whiteknights Campus Wins Green Flag Award

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The University of Reading's Whiteknights Campus has been named as one of Britain's top green spaces for the eighth consecutive year.

The Green Flag Award recognises the UK's best public outdoor spaces, with winners judged on the quality of green space and the work that goes into maintaining the grounds.

The Whiteknights Campus is set within 123 hectares and includes a lake, woodlands and Harris Garden, all of which are available to students, staff and the local community.

Commenting on the award, Colin Robbins, Director of Estates and Facilities, said: "We are thrilled to receive a Green Flag Award for the eighth year in a row. The accolade reflects the consistent hard work and high standards of our maintenance and management teams, whose work is instrumental in creating the wonderful campus in which we work and study. Please join me in congratulating the teams for their award-winning efforts."

The Green Flag Award is in its 22nd year with any green space accessible to the public eligible to enter.