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Normanton Church at Rutland Water to be illuminated green to mark Green Flag Award for Anglian Water-owned reservoir

Normanton Church at Rutland Water will be illuminated green tonight (Wednesday, October 14) to mark the reservoir getting a Green Flag Award.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, rewards well-managed green spaces, which are setting a high standard.

Other landmarks going green include the White Cliffs of Dover at Samphire Hoe, the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Salford’s Media City, to say a massive thank you to the parks staff, volunteers and the Green Flag Award Judges for all their work this year.

An illuminated Normanton Church
An illuminated Normanton Church

Rutland Water is one of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.

Commenting on Rutland Water’s success, Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a lifeline and we know that millions of people have used them to relax, meet friends, exercise or simply escape for a short time.

“It is testament to the incredible dedication and hard work of parks staff and volunteers that, despite the challenges that went along with record numbers of visitors, Rutland Water has achieved the highest international standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

The Green Flag Award being projected in Dover (42687782)
The Green Flag Award being projected in Dover (42687782)

Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag Award status.

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