Chelmsford City Council narrowly missed out on picking up the ‘Love Parks’ award last week at the Keep Britain Tidy Network awards 2019 ceremony.
The council’s Celebrate Your Parks event was shortlisted in the ‘Love Parks’ category which recognises an outstanding event or campaign during Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Parks Week campaign in July.
The Celebrate Your Parks event held at Central Park was organised by the council’s Parks and Love Your Chelmsford teams and celebrated everything great about Chelmsford’s parks and green spaces with exciting outdoor activities put on by various departments at the city council and local businesses.
The event was attended by hundreds of families throughout the day and gave them a chance to attend somewhere where they may not have visited before, with a picnic and catch up with friends and family in a beautiful park setting.
The council was up against some great competition, shortlisted alongside Northumberland County Council and Derby City Council, with the latter taking home the award on the night.
Councillor Bob Massey, cabinet member for Parks at Chelmsford City Council said: “We were thrilled that our event which celebrates Chelmsford’s green spaces was shortlisted for such a prestigious award alongside other councils across the country. To be shortlisted for this award is all down to the teams’ continuous hard work, delivering the best service possible to Chelmsford’s residents and visitors.
“We are proud of our parks and green spaces in Chelmsford and this is reflected in 14 of our parks holding the Green Flag award. Parks are crucial part of any community as they provide a free and accessible haven for everyone of all ages to come together and enjoy the positive aspects of the great outdoors.”
Now Spring is drawing nearer, why not consider taking a visit to your local park and green space and see what Chelmsford’s parks have to offer? For a list of public parks and green spaces in Chelmsford, visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/parks.
To celebrate Love Parks Week this year, why not join us at Picnic in the Park on Friday 2 August 2019 which will feature more free and fun family friendly activities. More information on the event will be released in the summer so make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ChelmsCouncil for the latest updates.
Monday 11 February