Oulton Broad’s Nicholas Everitt Park scoops Green Flag award for seventh year running
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A popular Oulton Broad park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag for the seventh year running.
Nicholas Everitt Park is among the record-breaking 1,797 sites to receive the accolade this year - which recognises the best parks and green spaces across the country.
The Green Flag Award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Nicholas Everitt Park is a traditional public park which is popular with visitors and the surrounding community. Used throughout the year for a range of events, it is particularly well-known for activities associated with the Broad itself, including powerboat racing, sailing and fishing.
The park is supported by the Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park who carry out activities on a weekly basis including planting, renovation and refurbishment ensuring the park remains a welcoming green space for visitors.
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Graham Catchpole, Waveney District Council's cabinet member for operational partnerships said: 'We are absolutely delighted to once again receive a Green Flag Award from Keep Britain Tidy. This is the seventh consecutive year in which Nicholas Everitt Park has received this award and highlights the hard work of Waveney Norse and the Friends group in maintaining this space.
'Waveney boasts many beautiful parks and green spaces for visitors and the local community to enjoy and I would encourage people to get out and spend time in these wonderful areas during the summer months.'
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Park facilities include tennis courts, a bowling green, traditional bandstand, children's play area, boating lake, trampolines and park café. In addition, the Lowestoft Museum is also within the park grounds, housed in a Grade II listed building.
Also picking up the award in east Suffolk is Felixstowe's Seafront Gardens, which were given a £4.8m refurbishment, paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Suffolk Coastal District Council, to restore the site to its former glory. The work regenerated and revitalised the attraction for tourists and residents alike.
The seafront gardens have also been given Green Heritage site accreditation for their interpretation of the historic features and standards of conservation.