Top marks for Bicclescombe in Pride in Parks awards

Posted on: 12 May 2017

Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe has retained its prestigious Pride in Parks award.

Having flown the Green Flag since 2004 and achieving the highest rating in the Pride in Parks awards last year, Bicclescombe Park has been awarded five stars again by this year’s judge.

Pride in Parks, which is run by Southwest in Bloom in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society, is awarded to parks and open spaces that demonstrate good community involvement, excellent maintenance and development, and care of the environment.

Mark Kentell, Contracts Delivery Manager at North Devon Council, says: “We’re very proud that Bicclescombe has once again received recognition for its beautiful floral displays, events and community involvement. Well done and thank you to all the volunteers who help us keep the park at such a high standard.”

Gary Tovey from Bicclescombe Park Impovement Group, says: “We’ve seen massive growth in visitor numbers to Bicclescombe and with the recent play equipment improvements, new toddler area at the cafe and refurbishment of the mill wheel, the park is growing all the time.

Bicclescombe offers free outdoor activity for all the family and is a great day out for all ages, we’re really pleased to retain the Pride in Parks award.”

Judging for the Green Flag award takes place at the end of May and the results are expected in July.

If you would like to volunteer at Bicclescombe Park, get in touch with the Bicclescombe Park User Group on Facebook or contact the council’s parks team on 01271 388308.

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