Ipswich park wins top award

CHRISTCHURCH Park in Ipswich has been honoured with a Green Flag award for the second year in a row, it has been revealed today.The prestigious award rewards standards of excellence in a public park or green space.

CHRISTCHURCH Park in Ipswich has been honoured with a Green Flag award for the second year in a row, it has been revealed today.

The prestigious award rewards standards of excellence in a public park or green space.

It was presented to Christchurch Park in recognition of the hard work, dedication and achievement of its management, staff and local people who care passionately about the park.

Judy Terry, arts, culture and leisure portfolio-holder councillor, said: “This is wonderful news. We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers working very hard to maintain and improve this fantastic park. It is very much a team effort and I want to thank all those involved, including the Friends of Christchurch Park.”


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Christchurch Park is judged on an annual basis to maintain high standards so issues like putting litters in the bins and taking care of certain areas of the park needs the involvement of every park user, Ipswich Borough Council claims.

Mrs Terry added: “The people of Ipswich can be proud of Christchurch Park as they have all played a role in achieving this award.”

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Sam Pollard, Christchurch Park manager, said: “Since winning our first award last year we have continued to maintain the park to a high standard. This includes working with the Friends of the Park and other users on the management board.”

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