|Three of Portsmouth’s much-loved open green spaces have picked up top awards once more.
Green Flag awards, given annually by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, have again gone to Southsea Rock Garden, Baffins Pond and Milton Park.
The award is an international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
Baffins Pond has held the award since 2011 and Milton Park and Southsea Rock Garden since 2012. All are the responsibility of Portsmouth City Council.
Cllr Steve Pitt, the council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said:
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.