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TOWN COUNCIL PLAY AREAS RECEIVE 3 AWARDS FROM ESSEX PLAYING FIELDS ASSOCIATION
Ongar Town Council has received three awards from the Essex Playing Fields Association at the Annual General Meeting held at the Essex County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford, on Thursday (October 13).
Town Clerk, Aimi Middlehurst was presented with a Gold award in the Best Kept Play Area category for the Cerizay play area behind Chipping Ongar Library in the High Street. A Gold award was also received in the Best Kept Football Pitch Love Lane. Shelley play area at St Peter’s Avenue received a silver award.
Open Spaces Committee Chairman, Cllr Derek Birch said “The Town Council is thrilled to receive these awards. The Open Spaces staff work tirelessly to maintain the play areas and sports pitches for all to enjoy and these awards are testament for all their hard work”. (Pictured below left to right Councillor John Aldridge (Chairman Essex County Council, Town Clerk, Aimi Middlehurst and Lord Petre).
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