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The perfect 10: A decade of Green Flag status in Wisbech

The Green Flags are still flying high in Wisbech after two of the town's most attractive open spaces retained the prestigious status for the tenth year running.

Green Flag awards 2017

Wisbech Park and St Peter's Church Gardens have each received their tenth consecutive Green Flag award - making an impressive 20 flags in total for the town.

The award, given by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises open spaces that maintain the highest possible standards, are beautifully kept and have excellent facilities. The Green Flag scheme was set up in 1996 to reverse the decline in UK parks.

Wisbech Park and St Peter's Church Gardens are two of 1,600 locations visited by judges over the past year. Judges are 'green space experts' who assess sites against eight strict criteria which include horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "It is a fantastic achievement to have received these awards over the past decade. Thanks to the hard work of a lot of people, our parks and open spaces continue to be places our residents can be proud of and enjoy."

Bob Ollier, Parks and Open Spaces Manager at Fenland District Council, added: "We'd like to thank Wisbech Town Council, the Friends of St Peters Church Gardens and Wisbech Parks Friends, the Council's cleansing staff and the horticultural contractor companies that continue to work together to make our open spaces the best they can be."

Article added: November 30, 2017