Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 8073 What is it? Green Heritage Site Accreditation is awarded to green spaces that are managed to Green Flag Award standards and also actively understand, identify, manage and promote the elements of their heritage that make that site unique. A Green Heritage Site must also hold the Green Flag Award (although it is possible to apply for both even in the first year). Green Heritage Site Accreditation promotes the value of, and best practice in, the care and upkeep of parks and other green spaces. Sites do not have to be on a National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens but, except in exceptional circumstances, would normally be at least 30 years old. Green Heritage Site Accreditation is sponsored in England by Historic England. Any site that is of local or national historic interest, or contains features of historic interest, can apply. This especially applies to any site that has received Heritage Lottery Funding. There does not have to be standard ‘archaeological features’ present to make a place historically important. Every place is defined by its particular physical, social and cultural history which has shaped it to the present, and which will continue to shape the future. There is an interesting story to understand, preserve and develop, and to share with those that spend time there – through work or as a recreational user. Application and Assessment Application is through the Green Flag Award website Trained heritage judges will carry out Green Flag Award Assessment and Green Heritage Site Accreditation at the same time. The judging process is similar to that for the Green Flag Award assessment, with a desk assessment followed by a site assessment. To achieve Green Heritage Site Accreditation, applicants have to demonstrate that they: + understand the heritage value of their site + acknowledge this heritage value + share the value; and + conserve, enhance and help people to enjoy, the heritage value of the site