5 Star Success for CORMAC Team

Created 17 Mar, 2017

CORMAC along with Cornwall Councillors, the Newquay in Bloom partnership and representation from the Council’s Environment team celebrated Trenance Gardens in Newquay achieving the prestigious 5 Star Parks Award from Britain in Bloom, South West. Local volunteers from Newquay in Bloom presented CORMAC staff responsible for maintaining the popular public open space, with the 5 Star Award. This gives Trenance Park, which is owned and maintained by Cornwall Council, the highest award possible in the ‘Municipal Park’ Britain in Bloom Category.

The Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom nationwide gardening campaign aims to help people to transform their local environment. The success of Trenance Gardens shows what standards can be achieved through Cornwall Council, CORMAC, Newquay in Bloom, The Town Council and Biffa working together.

This is the second year that Trenance Gardens has won the award, and this shows that standards are being kept up at this regionally important asset for both the local community and visitors enjoy. The 5 Star Award also makes the gardens one of the best municipal parks in the South West.

Local Cornwall Council for Newquay Treloggan Dave Sleeman said about the award. “This is excellent news. This garden is one of the best gardens in Cornwall. CORMAC is maintaining the gardens to an exceptional standard. Well done to all.”

Joyce Duffin, Cabinet Member for Environment added: “It’s a real asset to tourism and holiday makers - and for local people to have somewhere so well looked after and beautiful.”

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Councillor for Newquay Central and Portfolio Holder for Communities welcomed the award saying: “Trenance Gardens is a real jewel in the Crown - a great credit to the staff who maintain it they’ve done an excellent job.”

Mavis Warman, Chair of Newquay in Bloom said: “We’re delighted as we want to keep the park in tip top condition for visitors and locals alike. The annual Parks Award recognises the Royal Horticultural standards being maintained.”

In addition to the work of Cornwall Council and CORMAC, local volunteers from the Newquay in Bloom Partnership play an important part in ensuring that Trenance Park is kept up to standard. Newquay in Bloom have carried out planting in Trenance Gardens, along with contributing towards improvements in other important community open spaces in and around Newquay.

Last year Cornwall Council worked with CORMAC and the Friends of Trenance on improvements to Trenance Play Park within the gardens; these improvements were paid from with developers Section 106 money.

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