For the fourth year running, Christchurch Park has won a Green Flag award – the hallmark of quality for parks and open spaces across the country. The scheme is run by the organisation Keep Britain Tidy (www.keepbritaintidy.org/GreenFlag), which sets demanding criteria for its annual awards.
The latest Green Flag for Christchurch Park was unveiled at a short ceremony near the Reg Driver Visitor Centre on Monday 25th July 2011. Present were members of Christchurch Park Manager Sam Pollard’s team (Trevor Sergeant, David Home, Emma Helyard, Jordan Taylor, Michael Turner and David Mills), who do all the hard work; Ipswich Borough Council executives and managers Jonathan Owen, Billy Brennan and Eddie Peters; Councillors Bryony Rudkin (portfolio holder for Culture) and Inga Lockington; Friends of Christchurch Park David Routh, Ann Snook, Peter Howard-Dobson and Rowell Bell; and Christchurch Park Management Board representatives Steve Henley and Stuart Grimwade.
The Friends of Christchurch Park are delighted to hear that, for the first time, Holywells Park has also been awarded a Green Flag. Click here to read their Citation.