Eastbourne park retains Green Flag

Councillors and officers from Eastbourne Borough Council gathered with members of the Friends of Princes Park in the rain to celebrate the winning of the Green Flag Award for 2013. July 30th 2013 E31175P
Councillors and officers from Eastbourne Borough Council gathered with members of the Friends of Princes Park in the rain to celebrate the winning of the Green Flag Award for 2013. July 30th 2013 E31175P

Princes Park has again been recognised as one of the very best recreational spaces in the UK. The park has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for the third year running.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. In addition to attractions within Princes Park such as the boating lake, café, bowls club and putting course, the children’s play area benefitted from a £120,000 facelift last year and now boasts a high tech splash pad with water jets, fountains and showers. Councillor Steve Wallis, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said, “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the third year in a row. Princes Park has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years and is without doubt a venue where anyone, young or old, families, friends or individuals, can visit and enjoy this fantastic seafront environment. Huge thanks are owed to the Friends of Princes Park and the council’s specialist advisors and Neighbourhood First team for their unflinching hard work and commitment to this wonderful green space.”

The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.