19-Sep-2019

Hinchingbrooke Country Park, one of the districts’ three Green Flag status parks is celebrating after striking gold for bio-diversity in the regions annual Anglia in Bloom awards.

Working in partnership with Huntingdon Town Council to produce this years ‘in-bloom’, entries consisted of projects around the town, sharing a vision to in making Huntingdonshire a better place to live by prioritising accessible, high quality and well-maintained open spaces.

HCP workers receiving award

Executive Councillor for Partnerships and Well-being, John Palmer, said: "It’s fantastic to see Hinchingbrooke Country Park recognised for it’s rich and flourishing bio-diversity. Every day of the year the countryside staff and friends groups work tirelessly to offer activities and education days to those wanting to learn more about their local environment. A bloomin’ great job to all involved!"

Executive Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council Cllr Graham Bull, said: "Huntingdonshire has an enviable record of securing and maintain a network of countryside open space and waterways which contributes significantly to the quality of the District’s natural environment and habitat.

The council is fully engaged with the Combined Authority’s ‘doubling nature’ initiative as this is already embedded within our day to day service functions and strategies in Huntingdonshire."

The award is also in recognition of all the Friends and Community Groups we partner with. If you are interested in volunteering or indeed helping us start a Friends Group for your local Park, please get in touch at environmental.services@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or call 01480 388388 and ask for the Environmental Services Development Team.