Green Flag Award
Clacton Seafront Gardens and West Greensward have been awarded with a Green Flag, which they successfully retained for 2012/13. The Crescent Gardens in Frinton-on-sea were also successful in attaining a Green Flag Award for 2012/13. This award recognises them as some of the best green spaces in the country.
Green flag raised in Crescent Gardens 2012
What is a Green Flag Award?
Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. It recognises and rewards well managed and high quality green spaces and is valid for one year. To be eligible for a Green Flag Award sites must be freely accessible to the public and perform well against the following eight criteria:
- A Welcoming Place
- Healthy Safe and Secure
- Clean and Well Maintaned
- Conservation and Heritage
- Community Involvement
The Green Flag Award Scheme is managed by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace. Known collectively as the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the consortium manages the scheme in England on behalf of Communities and Local Government (CLG) and in Wales for the Welsh Steering Group. To find out more about the award, please visit their website.
In May 2011 a new wildflower bed was prepared and planted by the children from Frinton Primary School Gardening Club.
Further information on our award winning areas
Clacton's award winning Green Flag area consists of a number of formal gardens, seafront shelters, the model yacht pond, a children's play area, the greensward, a mini golf attraction and a seafront café. During the spring of 2011 in the Memorial Garden and the nearby Chain Plot dilapidated hedges were removed and new fencing erected, this has allowed full panoramic viewing of the gardens.
Frinton-on-sea's award winning Crescent Garden consists of 5,000 sq metres of mature trees, lawns, flower and shrub beds, seating and paved areas. In May 2011 a new wildflower was prepared and planted by the children from Frinton Primary School Gardening Club. In addition there has also been a hard landscape centre piece created, depicting the Frinton In Bloom entry to the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.