Colchester parks win Green Flag awards

Award winning Castle Park, Colchester

Award winning Castle Park, Colchester

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Colchester's award-winning Castle Park has been recognised again.

The jewel in the crown of the borough's green spaces has been awarded a green flag by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy group for the 12th consecutive year.

It is one of 123 parks and green spaces across the East of England to receive the honour.

Highwoods Country Park impressed the judges and received its 11th annual award.

Clacton Seafront and Marine Gardens, Crescent Garden in Frinton and Weeley Crematorium were also awarded green flags.

However, Colchester Cemetery, which has been awarded green flags in the past, was not included this year.

The Green Flag awards are judged by volunteers who assess areas on criteria including cleanliness, sustainability and conservation.

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6:17pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

We are so fortunate to have Castle Park to enjoy in our town - a wonderful asset for the whole community.
We are so fortunate to have Castle Park to enjoy in our town - a wonderful asset for the whole community. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 8

6:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

seikothrill says...

Well done

Castle Park is a great area and for once the Council deserve praise for doing something right and ensuring it is kept in immaculate condition
Well done Castle Park is a great area and for once the Council deserve praise for doing something right and ensuring it is kept in immaculate condition seikothrill
  • Score: 7

7:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Snowthorne says...

At least Clacton has something apart from the drunks & druggies littering the town.
At least Clacton has something apart from the drunks & druggies littering the town. Snowthorne
  • Score: 4

4:25pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Grumpy old Buzzard says...

Perhaps castle park gets the award by becoming a no-go area. I used to like the park but it is too risky to visit in the current climate
Perhaps castle park gets the award by becoming a no-go area. I used to like the park but it is too risky to visit in the current climate Grumpy old Buzzard
  • Score: -5

7:03am Mon 18 Aug 14

Existentialism says...

Grumpy old Buzzard wrote:
Perhaps castle park gets the award by becoming a no-go area. I used to like the park but it is too risky to visit in the current climate
I am inclined to agree with the above statement.
Was this not just a piece of feel good factor, propaganda to keep people going there in the light of the current crisis ?
Its nearly as bad as stating Colchester Hospital Un-Trust, has won an anti euthanasia award, in research in countering the effects of Zyclon B Crystals ! This is all very insensitive to the current crisis in the area.
Grow up Colchester Council !
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy old Buzzard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps castle park gets the award by becoming a no-go area. I used to like the park but it is too risky to visit in the current climate[/p][/quote]I am inclined to agree with the above statement. Was this not just a piece of feel good factor, propaganda to keep people going there in the light of the current crisis ? Its nearly as bad as stating Colchester Hospital Un-Trust, has won an anti euthanasia award, in research in countering the effects of Zyclon B Crystals ! This is all very insensitive to the current crisis in the area. Grow up Colchester Council ! Existentialism
  • Score: -1

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