The Pleasaunce has once again won a Green Flag award following an inspection last year. The scheme exists to ‘recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country’.
Back in June inspectors were given a tour of the park by members of the Friends committee and parks officers – including the cafe with its green building, the Bridge, the orchard and the navy graves.
In their report the inspectors praised the hands-on involvement of the Friends Group in the park and described the cafe building as excellent, commenting that, ‘Cafe seems to be part of the park with a sense of membership rather than just catering provision’.
They found the park clean and well kept, despite a little graffiti and said that it was ‘clearly cared for by the local community and well managed by a dedicated and competent team at the Council’.
They saw some room for improvement, suggesting that there could be more interpretation in the park of its long history, which could give the FEGP some ideas for future projects.
If you have any ideas on how to keep our park well-cared for, or perhaps how to make more improvements, remember our AGM is coming up on 28th January – all are welcome.