EASTBOURNE won a notable double this week as Princes Park not only retained the coveted Green Flag Award but is also soon to officially be recognised as a Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Fields in Trust – protecting the much-loved grounds in perpetuity. The Green Flag Award recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces. Princes Park is maintained by the Borough Council and the Friends of Princes Park Group.
Councillor Steve Wallis, said, “This is fantastic news for every resident in Eastbourne. The Green Flag Award recognises the quality of the park and the QEII Award means it will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
“I am immensely proud of our green spaces in Eastbourne and hugely grateful to the council’s superb parks and gardens team and the many voluntary groups across Eastbourne, including the Friends of Princes Park, who maintain them.”
The QEII Fields project was launched to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and aims to create a network of permanently protected outdoor spaces. A further five sites in Eastbourne – Old Town Recreation Ground, Hampden Park, Westlords, Holly Park and Tugwell Park – are also in line to receive QEII designation with a further 14 put forward for consideration.