We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Green Flag - we need your views

As you may be aware, during 2015 the Macclesfield Canal was the first canal ever to be awarded Keep Britain Tidy’s coveted Green Flag Award for its entire 26 mile stretch, from Marple, through Higher Poynton to Kidsgrove.

Macclesfield canal green flag award

This was a very proud and monumental achievement for all involved, from the dedication of our volunteers, communities and staff without which none of this would have been possible.

Many of you will be more familiar with Green Flags and their association with parks and green spaces. The Green Flag scheme sets the national standard and provides a high level quality against which such spaces are measured. It encourages high environmental and management standards and sets the benchmark of excellence for recreational green areas.

We believe by having a Green Flag it:

  • improves customer experiences
  • increases the profile, interest and recognition in the canals and local surrounding community
  • increases links with external bodies to canals and communities
  • increases local economy
  • offers pride and a sense of place to those involved and the communities they live and work in
  • spreads good practice to neighbouring green spaces and waterways.

In order for us to retain the Green Flag for your area we need your help.

We have developed a short survey here so you can comment and help us build on and enhance our management plan for the coming years. Where possible we want communities to get involved, feel proud and support the achievements already made. The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes and you do not have to leave any contact details if you don’t want to.

Thank you for your time.

Macclesfield canal map

Get involved

Would you like to join forces with the many volunteers and groups in your local area and help your local community retain the Green Flag? There are many opportunities to get involved, such as:

Last date edited: 10 April 2017