Ipswich’s Christchurch Park and Holywells Park scoop prestigious Green Flag awards

Holywells Park in Ipswich has won its seventh Green Flag award. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Holywells Park in Ipswich has won its seventh Green Flag award. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Green Flag judges have recognised two Ipswich parks with their top annual accolade.

Christchurch Park has made it into double figures. Picture: ARCHANT

Christchurch Park has made it into double figures. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Holywells Park now has seven Green Flags under its belt - while Christchurch Park has gone into double figures with 10 annual awards.

Created by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, the national award recognises and rewards the best parts and green spaces in the country.

The Green Flags will be officially unfurled next Wednesday, the first in Christchurch Park at noon.

Holywells Park will do the honours during its first family fun day at 1pm.

Ipswich Borough Council’s parks and open spaces portfolio holder, Philip Smart, said: “Ipswich has some wonderful parks and open spaces and we work hard to maintain and enhance them.

“These latest awards show what our staff, Friends groups and volunteers can achieve.”

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Elsewhere in Suffolk, Felixstowe’s Seafront Gardens and Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad were also winners of the prestigious awards.