The Green Flag Awards, which shine a light on the UK’s very best parks and green spaces, have been announced this week with Colchester Borough Council once again scooping the national award for Castle Park, High Woods Country Park and Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium.
The three sites are among 2,127 parks and green spaces across the UK that have received a coveted Green Flag Award for 2021 as the Keep Britain Tidy scheme celebrates 25 years as the international quality mark for parks.
This international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
To be able to fly the prestigious Green Flag, these parks and open spaces are checked regularly throughout the year to ensure they're clean and well maintained, offer a welcoming place to visit and encourage community involvement.
Councillor Beverley Oxford, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “I’m delighted that all three sites have once again received Green Flag Awards. These prestigious accolades recognise the continuous hard work and dedication that our staff and volunteers put in to maintaining these areas and their facilities to such a high standard all year-round.”
In celebration, the council is supporting the Keep Britain Tidy #GoGreenForParks campaign by lighting Colchester Castle and Town Hall up green from Saturday 16 October for five nights.
Further information about Colchester Borough Council’s parks and countryside spaces, and Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium, is available at colchester.gov.uk.
Page last reviewed: 14 October 2021