The grass is always greener in Southend parks

Published Thursday, 19th July 2018

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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Parks team is once again celebrating as their hard work in maintaining our parks and green spaces has led to five local parks being recognised with national awards.

Chalkwell, Priory, Southchurch and Belfairs parks all retained their Green Flag awards, with Southchurch Hall Gardens also receiving the prestigious award for the first time. This year, 1,966 parks and green spaces achieved the award across the United Kingdom.

The Green Flag awards recognise well maintained parks and green spaces across the country, and Southend-on-Sea parks have been receiving the awards frequently over the past few years, exhibiting the spectacular green spaces available to residents and visitors throughout the year.

Cllr Lesley Salter, cabinet member for healthy communities and wellbeing, said: “With a wonderful array of flora on show throughout the borough’s parks, these awards highlight the hard work and dedication of all the parks staff here at the council.

“These unsung heroes provide a service that we as a town are remarkably proud of. We have a long-standing tradition of producing Green Flag-worthy parks and green spaces in the town and long may it continue.”