Roseanna has welcomed the news from Keep Scotland Beautiful that MacRosty Park in Crieff has been named as a Winner in the Green Flag Award Scheme.
Speaking today Ms Cunningham said:
“There are less than 1600 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens in the UK judged to have met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award.
“The Green Flag Awards are judged against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement and has become the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.
“So, I am delighted that MacRosty Park in my constituency has been added to this list which recognises the best green spaces in the country.
“Massive congratulations to everyone who has worked hard to secure this commendation.”
Roseanna Cunningham MSP recently visited Letham Sports Club and met with some of the club’ representatives with whom she discussed their long term aspirations for developing youth football in the area and what they are offering to the local community.
Roseanna Cunningham MSP has spent time in Kinross speaking with local traders and roads engineers about the extent and timescale of the roadworks currently under way in the town centre.
Commenting on news that the planning application for T in the Park to be held at Strathallan Castle has been approved by Perth & Kinross Council, Roseanna said:
“I am relieved that a decision has now been reached on this matter. Continued uncertainty over the future of this event would not have been good at all and it was important to keep the economic benefits that this important festival brings to our area.
“I know that there were a number of important issues raised about the impact T in the Park will have on Strathallan and I understand why people were concerned. I am confident that, with planning permission having been passed, these concerns can be fully addressed.
“Taking everything into consideration, this was the right decision and as the recent opinion survey showed, I think it will be a popular decision.
“Now that the decision has been taken, I look forward to T in the Park continuing its success as Scotland’s premier outdoor music festival and I am sure that those who come to Strathallan in July will have a fantastic time.”