Council wins big at Essex Playing Field Awards

Braintree District Council has been recognised for its quality of the district’s parks and green spaces at this year’s Essex Playing Field Awards.

The Council topped their previous achievements and received 38 awards this year which recognises their work in maintaining and protecting the district’s playing fields, including 10 gold awards, 15 silver and 13 certificates of merit.

Councillor Wendy Schmitt, Cabinet Member for Environment and Place at Braintree District Council, said: “This is again another great achievement that represents the high standard and quality of our playing fields and open spaces across the district and also recognises those who work hard to protect and maintain them to benefit our communities.” 

The Essex Playing Field Awards 2017 are run by the Essex Playing Field Association and were held on Thursday 19th October at Essex Police Sports and Social Club in Chelmsford.

 

Details of playing field awards:

  •          Class 5 - playing fields which are professionally maintained and managed by larger authorities and commercial organisations
  •          Class 3 - children’s playgrounds whether on or off playing fields, but judged apart from any playing field on which they are situated

Gold award:

  •           Class 5 – Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens
  •           Class 5 – Meadowside, Coldnailhurst Avenue
  •           Class 5 – King George V Playing Field, Halstead
     
  •           Class 3 – Great Notley Community Hall
  •           Class 3 – Goldingham Drive, Braintree
  •           Class 3 – Hillie Bunnies, Earls Colne
  •           Class 3 – Riverside, Rifle Hill, Braintree
  •           Class 3 – Rosebay, Witham
  •           Class 3 – Silver End
  •           Class 3 – Witham Town Park


Silver award:

  •           Class 5 – Witham Town Park, Maldon Road
  •           Class 5 – Mill Chase, Halstead
  •           Class 5 – Glebe Avenue, Braintree
  •           Class 5 – Albert Moss Recreational Gardens
  •           Class 5 – Clare Road, Braintree
     
  •           Class 3 – Bocking Mill
  •           Class 3 – Bramble Road, Witham
  •           Class 3 – Fisher Field, Wellington Close, Braintree
  •           Class 3 – John Ray Gardens, Black Notley
  •           Class 3 – King George V Toddler, Cressing Road
  •           Class 3 – Rickstones
  •           Class 3 – Ramsey Road, Halstead
  •           Class 3 – Shaw Road, Witham
  •           Class 3 – Tabor Fields
  •           Class 3 – Spa Road Play Area

Merit:

  •           Class 5 – Bramble Road
  •           Class 5 – Fisher Field, Braintree
  •           Class 5 – King George V Playing Field, Braintree
  •           Class 5 – Silver End Memorial Gardens
     
  •           Class 3 – Ashpole Road, Bocking
  •           Class 3 – Alan Road, Witham
  •           Class 3 – Bocking Church Street
  •           Class 3 – Becker Green, Lower King
  •           Class 3 – Bridport Way, Braintree
  •           Class 3 – Brook Meadow, Sible Headingham
  •           Class 3 – Chelmer Road, Braintree
  •           Class 3 – King George V Junior, Cressing Road
  •           Class 3 – Twelve Acres