The school summer holidays have begun and what better way to entertain your children than at St Edmundsbury’s parks which have been named amongst the best in the country for cleanliness and safety.
The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, East Town Park in Haverhill, Nowton Park and West Stow Country Park, have all been awarded The Green Flag Award for 2015/16 from the national charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The announcement comes a day ahead of the start of National Love Parks Week (July 24 to August 2) designed to encourage more of us to enjoy spending time in our local parks.
Cllr Joanna Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Heritage said: “A lot of work goes into keeping our parks looking so great and so clean and the Green Flag award is very much deserved recognition for that huge team effort.
“Now the schools have broken up for the summer holidays, mums and dads will be looking for ways to keep their youngsters entertained. So why not let the children run off some of that boundless energy by taking them to the park to play, discover nature, and perhaps to enjoy a nice picnic as well.
“Our parks are fantastic places for families to visit. They are not expensive while the Green Flag status should give people peace of mind that they are safe, clean and well looked after. What is more they are right here on your doorstep ready for you to enjoy.”
It is the fourth year in a row that the four parks have been awarded Green Flags.
For more on the Green Flag scheme visit http://greenflagaward.org/
For more on Love Parks Week visit http://www.loveparks.org/home