Two Tendring green spaces hailed amongst the best in the land
Two green spaces in Tendring have once again been recognised as being up there amongst the very best in the country.
Both Clacton Seafront and Gardens, and Frinton’s Crescent Gardens have won the right to proudly fly the prestigious Green Flag for another 12 months.
It is now four years in succession that Clacton Seafront and Gardens have scooped the award, after entering for the first time in 2009.
Crescent Gardens made its first bid for a Green Flag in 2010 and has now made it a hat-trick of successes in the national award scheme which recognise and reward the best parks in the country.
This year there were a record-breaking 1,424 parks and green spaces to receive a Green Flag Award. It ensures that even more people now have access to well-managed, high quality green spaces important to people’s health and well-being.
Both locations in Tendring once again impressed the judges with their excellent use of green space, well-maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.
Tendring District Council (TDC) Leader Neil Stock said the awards are a real feather in the cap for the area.
“We are very fortunate in Tendring to have a vast array of wonderful open spaces and a fantastic variety of natural environment to make the most of,” he said.
“They can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike and we are rightly proud of what we have on offer across the District.
“I am delighted that all the hard work by Council staff and our community partners that goes into the seafront and gardens in Clacton, and the Crescent Gardens in Frinton has paid off and been recognised by independent judges.”
Only those green spaces that are free to enter and open to the public are eligible to win an award through the scheme, which is run by the Green Flag Plus Partnership.
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “We are thrilled to announce another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication has helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.”
Clacton Seafront and Gardens are maintained by TDC and a number of community groups get involved in helping to keep them up to scratch each year.
The Council also maintains Crescent Gardens where they receive tremendous support from David Foster and the Frinton in Bloom team.
TDC is inviting more community involvement in the Clacton Seafront Gardens and any group, organisation or school which wants to get involved should contact 01255 686647 for more information.