A fifth Green Flag win for Haverhill park

Cllr Joanna Rayner celebrates the Green Flag award with rangers and volunteers at East Town Park. ANL-160722-115448001
Cllr Joanna Rayner celebrates the Green Flag award with rangers and volunteers at East Town Park. ANL-160722-115448001

Haverhill’s east town park has been awarded The Green Flag Award from the national charity Keep Britain Tidy for the ninth time running.

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Love Parks Week which begins in time for the school summer holidays.

Many parks in the area are among the best in the country for cleanliness and safety.

The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, Nowton Park and West Stow Country Park have also received the award.

Cllr Joanna Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Heritage, said: “Keeping our parks looking so clean is a real team effort and my praise goes out to all of our gardeners and rangers for their hard work – the Green Flag award is recognition for their collective accomplishments.”

She adds: “Now we have six weeks of school summer holidays and a great programme of park activities for your children to enjoy. So why not pack a picnic, a football and a frisbee, set your children loose on swings and slides, let them run off some of that boundless energy, go on a nature trail, spot the flora and fauna and relax in our wonderful parks.”

The programme is packed with special events such as den making, camouflage games, arts, crafts and much more.