A COMMUNITY project has been named as one of the best green spaces in the UK.
Tarvin Community Woodland, managed by a dedicated group of volunteers, has been awarded with a prestigious Green Pennant.
About 1,200 Green Pennants have been awarded so far this year with judges focusing on facilities, management of green space, signage, amenities and dedication of volunteers.
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) community and environment executive member Lynn Riley said: “Tarvin Community Woodland is a really fantastic example of what local communities can achieve who are passionate about the people and place where they live.
“The Green Pennant is a great recognition of all that this dedicated group has achieved.”
Parks nominated for the award are also judged against the following criteria: a welcoming place, clean and well maintained, conservation and heritage, marketing, healthy safe and secure, sustainability, community involvement and management.
Chairman of Tarvin Community Woodland Trust Jim Grogan, who started the project in 1997 and helped secure the woodland’s 125 year lease last year from CWaC, was grateful for the award.
He said: “I am delighted that the thought, work and effort that has gone into the creation of this woodland has been recognised by achieving Green Pennant status.
“We will continue to maintain the high standards required for this award and try to emulate our success in 2011.”
Tarvin Community Woodland was one of only 19 green spaces in the North West to receive a Green Pennant this year.