The National Housing Federation & Neighbourhoods Green have partnered with Keep Britain Tidy to support the delivery of the Green Flag Award 2012-17. The Scheme is licenced to Keep Britain Tidy by Communities and Local Government (CLG) who own the Green Flag Award Scheme.
The principle role of Neighbourhoods Green is to support growth and expansion of the award within the housing sector and to support housing providers to achieve the standard. Over 2013/14 we will
- Work with Keep Britain Tidy to support the growth of Green Flag Award in the housing sector.
- Provide support and guidance to members in achieving the quality mark as appropriate and using it as a benchmark to improve the maintenance and management of green spaces across the sector.
- Use existing communication channels to pro-actively market and promote the programme to housing associations e.g. through the Federation’s e-newsletters, conferences and events and Neighbourhoods Green
- Facilitate links with representative housing federations in each of the devolved nations to expand this work beyond England.
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To find out more about the Award http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/about-us/about-green-flag-award/
Become a Green Flag Judge
The Green Flag Award Scheme grows in popularity every year, so we're always looking to recruit new judges. If you have experience in nature conservation, ecology, parks and landscape management, community engagement, environmental issues, horticulture or a related discipline. If you would like to apply to become a judge, please visit http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/judges/become-a-judge/
What's in it for me?
There are a whole host of benefits to becoming a judge. These include:
- Continued personal development
- The opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of the Green Flag Award standard and its processes
- Training in all aspects of the Green Flag Award criteria at briefing days
- The chance to contribute your thoughts and ideas on the scheme during debriefing days
- The opportunity to benchmark and exchange ideas with other park managers
- The chance to network with other judges and park managers, and join a mentoring scheme with an experienced judge
- Whilst judges work on a voluntary basis, expenses incurred while judging or attending training days will be reimbursed.