Green Flag - we need your views

As you may be aware, back in 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 colleagues without which none of this would have been possible.

Since then, our Macclesfield Canal has been joined by our Peak Forest Canal and our Marple Aqueduct was awarded a Green Heritage Award in 2017.

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.

A Green Flag:

  • 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

Help us to keep the Green Flag for your area

Please take our short survey here so you can help us build on and enhance our management plan for the coming years. As a charity, we need you and your community to get involved, feel proud and support the achievements already made. The survey takes around 10 minutes and you don't have to leave any contact details if you don’t want to.

Thank you for your time.

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:


Last date edited: 5 June 2018