JOHN Coles Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag for the third year running.

Following the great news about the Purple Flag accreditation, Chippenham Town Council has now been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for John Coles Park.

A spokesman for the town council said: “This fantastic accreditation reinforces the hard work and commitment shown by the environmental services team to ensure the park continues to be a much-valued asset to the Council and for the local community.”

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Feedback from the judge included “The park is a real credit to the town council and its staff.

“What a fantastic asset- a great visit thank you.”

The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom.