Brightlingsea Town Council’s grounds team has won five awards for the work it does in maintaining the town's outdoor spaces to a high standard.
The Essex Playing Fields Association has awarded the team a Gold Certificate for the Millennium Garden, and a Silver Certificate for Bayard recreation ground in the Playing Fields category. The playground, cricket pitch and football pitch at the recreation ground also gained Silver Certificates in their respective categories. It's the fifth year in a row the team has won certificates.
Town mayor Jayne Chapman said: “Brightlingsea should be proud of the hard work and dedication Terry, Graham, Mark and Ed put into these and the other outdoor spaces they look after. I know everyone on the council is grateful for the work they do and it’s great for them to receive this recognition. As a council we’ll continue to do everything we can to give them what they need to do their jobs as effectively as possible, but for now we hope everyone in the town will join me in giving them a massive thank you from us to them.”
Recently the council purchased a £40,000 tractor to help with the maintenance of the town's recreation fields and promenade, with attachments that can be used to keep the cycle path up Church Hill clear of debris.
The Essex Playing Fields Association charity was founded in 1924 and is dedicated to the creation, preservation, improvement, and development of playing fields, grounds and play areas in the county.