St Edmundsbury has been awarded a fourth Green Flag, this time for West Stow Country Park, which joins three other parks in the borough, Abbey Gardens, Nowton Park and East Town Park, in holding the prestigious award.
West Stow Country Park is four miles north west of Bury St Edmunds and covers 125 acres of varied countryside on the southern edge of the Breckland which provides informal recreation and a haven for wildlife. A visitor centre, café, plenty of car parking and a children's play area make it perfect for a day out. It also includes West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, a reconstruction on the original village site using ancient techniques to find out how the Anglo-Saxons lived.
Cllr Sara Mildmay-White, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cabinet member for Culture and Sport said
"Well-managed, high-quality green spaces are an important element of the enviable quality of life in our borough. The Green Flag Award is reassessed each year and I am delighted that our parks are going from strength to strength"