Last Friday, the Friends of Bidston Hill and the “Friday Group” volunteers assembled to celebrate Bidston Hill’s Green Flag award for 2017. The guest of honour was Ann McLachlan, Mayor of Wirral and Councillor for Bidston and St. James.
Roy Caligari, Chair of the Friends of Bidston Hill, opened proceedings. He said:
I would like to welcome and thank our Madame Mayor for Wirral, who, in a few moments, I would like to ask to raise our flag in recognition of the hard work our volunteers have put in over the last 12 months, working hand in hand with Wirral Council for the benefit of Bidston Hill and surrounding areas.
Once again, the Hill has received the coveted Green Flag Status Award for yet another year!
The Green Flag Award is the mark of quality given in recognition of achieving the national standard for parks and green spaces.
Much credit for the continued green flag status should go to our Friday Group that works all year through, irrespective of what the weather is throwing at them! It is through such dedication and love for the Hill that makes it possible for us all to enjoy this beautiful conservation area throughout the seasons.