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Ipswich’s Holywells and Christchurch parks need your votes for prestigious Green Flag Awards

PUBLISHED: 16:27 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:27 07 September 2017

Holywells Park. Picture: BARRY PULLEN

Holywells Park. Picture: BARRY PULLEN


Two of Ipswich’s top parks are in the running for a prestigious award recognising Britain’s best green spaces nationwide.

Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChristchurch Park, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Voting has opened for the Green Flag Awards to find out which parks are the best, with Holywells Park and Christchurch Park among those in the running.

Having undergone a £3.5million restoration in recent years, Holywells Park has returned as an Ipswich favourite with cafe, wildlife area, orchard and a regular programme events.

Christchurch Park meanwhile is boosted by the presence of the mansion, large pond and prestigious events such as Ipswich Music Day.

Voting is open until September 30, with the top 10 to be chosen from more than 1,800 chosen by the Tidy Britain Group across the country.

To vote for Holywells Park cast your vote here and for Christchurch Park visit here.

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