Excellence award for Bexhill’s green oasis

Egerton Park has been recognised as one of the country’s best parks for the eleventh consecutive year.

Bexhill’s green oasis has once again been awarded a Green Flag Award, an accolade for green spaces that boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and offers much for visitors to enjoy.

The Green Flag Award scheme is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and recognises well-managed parks and green spaces nationwide.

Cllr Hazel Timpe, portfolio holder for neighbourhood services and tourism at Rother District Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted we are raising the Green Flag at Egerton Park for an amazing eleventh year in a row.

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our contractor idverde, the Bexhill in Bloom volunteers and our officers who all work tirelessly to maintain this beautiful park for our residents and visitors.

“With the summer holidays starting soon, I hope this award will encourage even more people to come and enjoy all that the park has to offer.”

Facilities include a children’s play area, refreshment kiosk, tennis, kickabout and pickleball courts and an outdoor gym, together with plenty of space for other activities and quiet relaxation.

Egerton Park was among 2,216 parks recognised nationally this year, the largest number since the award scheme began 27 years ago.

Paul Todd MBE, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Egerton Park in achieving a Green Flag Award.

“The park is a vital green space for the community in Bexhill, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

Published: 24th July 2023

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