Green Flag honour for Wisbech gardens
A Wisbech garden has been voted among the UK’s very best green spaces after winning a prestigious environmental award for the 11th year running.
St Peter’s Church Gardens was awarded a Green Flag by Keep Britain Tidy this week, honouring the continued hard work by volunteers and Fenland District Council’s open spaces team to uphold the high standards demanded by scheme.
The award comes as Wisbech goes for its 11th consecutive gold in the regional Anglia In Bloom contest and bids for success in the national Britain In Bloom finals too.
The town is also one of just 15 communities chosen by the BBC for its new BBC2 Britain In Bloom series. Camera crews have been following volunteers’ efforts over the past few months, ready for the series to be screened in the spring.
The Green Flag award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that St Peter’s Church Gardens boast the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Councillor Peter Murphy, portfolio holder for the environment, said he was “delighted” the gardens had received the environmental seal of approval once again.
“The award is a tribute to all those who work tirelessly to keep the gardens looking beautiful for its visitors and a place our residents can continue to be proud of and enjoy,” he said.
Bob Ollier,Fenland's parks manager, added: “We’d like to thank Wisbech Council, the Friends of St Peter's Church Gardens, the council’s cleansing staff and horticultural contractor companies that continue to work together to make our open spaces the best they can be.”
The gardens are among a record-breaking 1,883 parks nationally to receive a Green Flag.