Sussex wins green space award for fourth year running
Posted on behalf of: Sussex Estates and Facilities
Last updated: Friday, 16 October 2020
Thanks to the work of our Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF) Grounds team, the University of Sussex campus has been presented with a Green Flag Award for 2020/21, the fourth year in a row our campus has won this award.
The University has received a Green Flag Award every year starting from 2017, in recognition of the high quality maintenance and appearance of Falmer campus. This includes managing the unique ecology of the South Downs in a busy university campus, maintaining green spaces in balance with the local environment.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.
This year, a record number of more than 2000 sites were recognised across the UK as excellent quality green spaces.
Our Grounds team works all year round to maintain the appearance and environmental condition of campus, including unique features such as our wildflower gardens and rare population of elm trees.
Ashley Wilcox, Grounds and Pest Control Manager for SEF, said: “It’s fantastic that we have achieved a Green Flag Award for the fourth year in a row now.
“Waving this flag is a testament to the hard work of everyone at Sussex who has contributed to maintaining our campus environment, including our groundskeepers at SEF and members of the University who supported our application this year.”
More information on groundskeeping at the University of Sussex is available on the Grounds webpages.