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Urban Green win four Green Flag Awards

Urban Green Newcastle is an independent charity responsible for the management and upkeep of the city’s 33 parks and 61 allotment sites. The Skill Mill Newcastle work in partnership with Urban Green, as part of a North of Tyne Community Led Local Development (CLLD) project.

Urban Green have received 4 Green Flag Awards this year. Two parks have kept their awards – Jesmond Dene for the 7th consecutive year and Walker Park for the 4th consecutive year - and Exhibition Park and Leazes Park have been recognised for the first time since 2011. The Green Flag Award recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

The Skill Mill worked fantastically in supporting Urban Green's ranger team to get the parks ready for judging. The judges recognised the partnership between The Skill Mill and Urban Green, they commented on how valuable this partnership is and they were delighted with our achievements. Urban Green have thanked The Skill Mill, and we are thrilled to be part of such an amazing achievement.

The Skill Mill is currently looking for young people who would like to take part in a training scheme as part of our partnership with Urban Green, you can email us for more information. You can find out more about the partnership between Urban Green and The Skill Mill Newcastle by clicking here.


European Structural and Investment Funds: The Skill Mill Limited is receiving up to £59,530.75 of funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) are the Managing Authorities for European Reginal Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, business, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit:


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