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Salford Recognised for Its Green Spaces

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The University of Salford has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the best green spaces in the world.

The international award recognises spaces that boast the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

The University is among 1,970 UK parks and green spaces that have received the prestigious award, along with 131 in thirteen other countries.

The Green Flag judges described the University's Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses as an impressive, diverse collection of sites with excellent facilities and features that complement each other well, including David Lewis Playing Fields and a selection of high-quality public art.

Commenting on the award, Jason Challender, Director of Estates said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the first time."

"We know how much quality green spaces matter to students, staff, the local community and visitors and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our campus to such a high standard."

"The award recognises the hard work and passion of many people on campus, particularly the Grounds Maintenance and Environmental Sustainability Teams."

"We are pleased with the feedback from the judges and will be taking their recommendations on board in the future management of the site."