Ellington Park in Ramsgate has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award® for the second year running. The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces. It sets the standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
In 2021 Ellington Park was restored by a partnership between The Friends of Ellington Park and Thanet District Council. The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported the restoration with £1.8million from its ‘Parks for People’ programme.
The project was a sympathetic regeneration of the park, ensuring its important heritage remained at its heart. The park now features a multipurpose café and toilet building, along with a children’s playground. The park’s historic pathways, flint terrace and balustrade were restored, as was the 120-year-old bandstand.
Cllr Steve Albon, Cabinet Member for Cleansing and Coastal Services at Thanet District Council said, “I’m delighted that Ellington Park has received a Green Flag Award for the second year running. It’s testament to the hard work and dedication of the Friends of Ellington Park, and the community volunteers who keep it looking tip top. Ellington Park is a fabulous asset to the local area, and I’m pleased that it’s going from strength to strength.”
The Friends of Ellington Park said, “We are delighted that Ellington Park has received a Green Flag Award, for the second year. It is an amazing achievement and recognises the commitment that goes into making the park a beautiful open space for everyone to enjoy.”
Commenting on the announcement of this year’s winners, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, Paul Todd MBE, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Ellington Park in achieving a Green Flag Award.
“Ellington Park is a vital green space for the community in Ramsgate, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”
You can read more about the Ellington Park regeneration programme on our website.