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Haverhill park retains its Green Flag status




Cllr Jo Rayner with staff and volunteers at East Town Park (3107949)
Cllr Jo Rayner with staff and volunteers at East Town Park (3107949)

East Town Park in Haverhill is one of five parks across West Suffolk that has been awarded a Green Flag.

The Green Flag scheme is run by Keep Britain Tidy. It is awarded to parks and that are safe, clean and well looked after.

For the first time, Aspal Close Nature Reserve in Mildenhall has been awarded Green Flag status, while the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, East Town Park in Haverhill, Nowton Park and West Stow Country Park have all retained the prestigious award for the seventh year in a row.

Cllr Joanna Rayner said: “We pride ourselves in recognising the value and investing in leisure and culture – from The Apex to our parks and open spaces, they all add to the reasons why people want to live and work in West Suffolk and enjoy their quality time here.

"Some of them such as the Abbey Gardens also attract visitors from outside of the area, which in turn has a positive impact on our local businesses and the economy.

"But for the residents we represent they are simply a place where people can go for a walk or a run, relax and enjoy time with their loved ones amid beautiful surroundings.”

The Abbey Gardens meanwhile has continued to see more than 1.5 million visitors a year, while Nowton Park has become ever popular with regular park runs, charity and music events.

Activities will be taking place during the school summer holidays at East Town Park and other West Suffolk parks.

To find out more visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk



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