Call for volunteers to help maintain Green Flag sites in Tendring

Seafront gardens, Clacton, which has a Green Flag

Seafront gardens, Clacton, which has a Green Flag - Credit: Archant

Green-fingered volunteers are wanted to help maintain valued open spaces across Tendring.

Tendring District Council looks after a number of sites, several of which have nationally-recognised Green Flags.

Under the Green Flag scheme, there needs to be a community involvement at each location, and now the council is looking for people to take part in such an initiative.

The authority has already co-opted a number of people at various sites but it needs more. The Green Flag sites are Clacton seafront and gardens, Crescent Gardens in Frinton, Weeley Crematorium and Cliff Park in Dovercourt.

Michael Talbot, district councillor for environment, said the council is looking to increase the amount of public engagement at the sites.


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He said: “It will involve working alongside our council staff on the upkeep of these areas.

“It may be by providing support at events, bird watching, tree and bulb planting, or litter picking – generally help to maintain the sites in the best-possible order.

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“We are exceptionally proud of all our open spaces and they are a vital part of what we offer the community.”

The council’s Open Space Rangers will continue to do the majority of the work but volunteers will provide vital support and the community involvement required to keep the Green Flag status.

Various schools and Community Payback already help at some sites as well as Frinton in Bloom at Crescent Gardens.

Thousands of people visit the sites across the district.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Trevor Mills, Tendring District Council’s open space and transport manager, on 01255 686643 or email him at tmills@tendringdc.gov.uk

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