Another award for record-breaking Ely gardens

ELY’S Jubilee Gardens has won a prestigious Green Flag award for an unheralded eighth year in a row.

Opened in 2002 by Prince Phillip, the gardens have again been recognised for their well-managed, high-quality green space.

In 2012, 1,424 parks and green spaces will fly the Green Flag, a sign that the value of green space is widely acknowledged as vital to our communities.

The award also recognises the vast amount of work, dedication and sheer enthusiasm of all the council staff, Friends of Jubilee Gardens and local people who have made the park what it is.

Councillor Richard Hobbs, chairman of the community and environment committee, said: “It is no surprise at all to see that the Jubilee Gardens has won has won the Green Flag award for the eighth year in a row – it is truly a lovely place to visit no matter what time of the year visit.”

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces. A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication has helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.”