Group honoured for their work in dene

Coun John Stirling presents the Green Flag to Friends of Brierdene members Hugh Jackson, Gill Cox, Des Bustard and Sue Fairbairn.
Coun John Stirling presents the Green Flag to Friends of Brierdene members Hugh Jackson, Gill Cox, Des Bustard and Sue Fairbairn.
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A community group helping a green oasis look its best have been honoured.

The Friends of Brierdene was one of just five community groups in the north east to receive the Green Flag Award (Community) from Keep Britain Tidy.

It was the fourth year in a row the group – which manages and carries out volunteer work in the dene, which stretches from The Links to Whitley Bay Golf Club – have been presented with the award.

A spokesperson for the group said: “We would like to thank all our members, the local community and all visitors to the Brierdene Wildlife Site for their support and encouragement throughout the year.

“The Green Oasis is your Local Wildlife Site.”