Brookes celebrates three Green Flag Awards
Thursday, 23 July 2015
All three of Brookes’ Oxford campuses have once again received a Green Flag Award after being judged as some of the best green spaces in the country.
The University's Harcourt Hill, Headington and Wheatley campuses have all been given the accolade for the fourth year in a row.
Oxford Brookes is dedicated to ensuring that its green spaces help to make the University a better place to study, work and visitTom Williams, Grounds Manager
Oxford Brookes is one of just two universities to receive the Green Flag and is the only one to have been awarded three.
The awards, announced today (Thursday 23 July), are given annually to green spaces throughout the UK and are judged by a group of more than 700 green-space experts who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and asses them against eight strict criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.
Tom Williams, Grounds Manager at Oxford Brookes, said: “I am delighted that Oxford Brookes has retained its Green Flag status across all three campuses. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
“Oxford Brookes is dedicated to ensuring that its green spaces help to make the University a better place to study, work and visit and this latest success acknowledges our effort to continue to achieve that vision.
“I would like to thank every member of the grounds team who has helped maintain our beautiful outdoor spaces – it is their hard work that has led to this recognition.”
The awards are run in conjunction with the Department for Communities and Local Government and Keep Britain Tidy a campaign group which works to reduce litter and encourage pride in the country.
Find out more about the Green Flag Awardson the website.