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Top marks flagged up for parks in St Edmundsbury

St Edmundsbury staff and councillors celebrate Green Flags being awarded to four borough parks ANL-140730-172629001

St Edmundsbury staff and councillors celebrate Green Flags being awarded to four borough parks ANL-140730-172629001

Parks across St Edmundsbury have been named among the cleanest and safest in the country.

The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, West Stow Country Park, Nowton Park and East Town Park in Haverhill and have all been awarded The Green Flag Award for 2014/15.

The Green Flag Award made by Keep Britain Tidy, follows independent inspections of the sites earlier this year.

Cllr Sarah Stamp, St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure, culture and heritage said: “Every year we are seeing more visitors to our parks. We know that they are greatly appreciated by the community and it is brilliant news that our parks have retained the Green Flag award once again.

“It is the third year in a row that these four parks have won the award

“This lets people know that our parks are safe, secure, clean, and well looked after by our excellent team of staff and volunteers.”

The latest figures show more than 1.3m people visited the Abbey Gardens in 2013/14, up more than 100,000 on the year before.

Nowton Park’s visitors rose by more than 30,000 to 261,000 and an extra 10,000 went to West Stow with 122,800 visitors.

 

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