A COUNTRY park has been given the international seal of approval after gaining a Green Flag Award.

Worsbrough Mill and Country Park has been awarded with a Green Flag award in recognition of the hard work of the team at the park.

Throughout the past 18 months, the team have conducted improvements to the woodlands, reedbeds and meadows on site and have also planted a new orchard.

This is the first year that Worsbrough Mill has achieved a Green Flag Award since 2014.

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens will also be raising the Green Flag for the second year in a row.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture said: “The importance of our local green spaces has been really apparent over the last eighteen months and it is vital that we continue to support and enhance them in any way we can.

“The team and volunteers at Worsborugh Mill Country Park work incredibly hard to make it a beautiful and relaxing place to visit and we are delighted that all this hard work has paid off by winning the prestigious Green Flag award.

“We hope that people will come along and see some of the amazing changes that have taken place and discover some the amazing wildlife that make the Country park its home.”