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Council’s Parks Development Plan Shows Great Progress

East Staffordshire Borough Council introduced its Parks Development Plan in 2020, and has since seen a great amount of progress around the Borough’s parks and open spaces.

This last year saw Burton upon Trent enter the “In Bloom” nationals for the first time, reaching a silver gilt level and rubbing shoulders with famous places such as Canterbury and Bath.

East Staffordshire Borough Council also won the best young person’s project award in the West Midlands for its partnership with Fountains School. Students from the school's Sixth Form run The Potting Shed, selling plants to the public, allowing students to learn gardening skills, develop their customer service manner and take part in activities which will help to prepare them for the world of work.

The Council is also taking steps to ensure parks and open spaces across the Borough remain clean and presentable. Over the last few months dog bag dispensers have been installed throughout many of the Borough’s open spaces. It is hoped with these in place dog walkers have no excuses in not picking up after their dog.

Cllr Ray Faulkner, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “Going forward, East Staffordshire Borough Council is committed to building upon the success of projects such as these, ensuring our parks and open spaces are well-maintained for all to enjoy.”

View the full Parks Development Plan.

2023-02-01 00:00:00