East Bierley Village Preservation Society would like to announce that at an award ceremony later today, the Village will be awarded the prestigious Green Flag Community Award.

‘The Green Flag Award scheme recognises well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and the World.’

This National Award is run in conjunction with Keep Britain Tidy and it is presented to the whole community of East Bierley in recognition for their tireless work in maintaining open green spaces for all to enjoy.

Judging took place a few weeks ago and special mention was made to the work that has been done, both to the village pond area and the whole village layout, maintaining a very traditional feel in a modern age.

‘Special attention is drawn to the work of the members of the Preservation Society and their efforts in re-establishing the pond area and along with the combined work of other volunteers, residents and supporters creating a village to be proud of’

The society would like to thank each and everyone who has contributed to this work and who has helped to maintain a clean and safe environment, long may it continue.

Over 2000 applications were entered this year and East Bierley’s win means we are one of only three villages to gain the award in the country and the first within West Yorkshire.

Rodney Holroyd Dept. Chair of the Village Preservation Society said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for first time!”

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication and passion that goes into maintaining the village to such a high standard.
We would like to dedicate this award to the whole community of East Bierley”

More information about the Green Flag Award can be found here