Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Record-breaking number of green flags for UK green spaces
In the 22nd year of the Green Flag Awards, a record number 1,883 Green Flags have been awarded to green spaces across the UK.
With almost 100 more flags awarded than last year, the Green Flag Awards have recognised the role of some more surprising green spaces this year, including university campuses, shopping centres, the Thames Barrier Park, War Memorials and burials sites.
The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world. Winning a Green Flag Award® visibly demonstrates to the local community that a clear improvement has been made to a site.
Paul Todd, international Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: “It has been a record-breaking year for Green Flag Awards, and it’s fantastic to see such a diverse range of locations have been recognised. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to experience, and encourage the public to head outdoors, explore their local area and find even more unexpected green spaces they can enjoy.”