A park, which is owned and operated by Penzance Council, has been awarded five stars in the Pride in Parks Award by South West in Bloom for the fourth year in succession.

To achieve the award, the leisure and amenities team at Penlee Park had to meet various assessment criteria including the involvement of the local community; maintenance and development of the gardens; and commitment to maintaining areas such as park benches and limiting litter.

“We were very pleased to receive a five-star rating from the Pride in Parks Awards for the fourth year in a row” said Amy Simons, operations manager for Penzance Council. “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our small leisure and amenities team who not only look after Penlee Park, but many other areas within the Parish of Penance.

“It’s been a huge effort across the whole team, to not only achieve five-star status, but to maintain it year on year.”

The leisure and amenities team work all year round to maintain and improve the gardens of Penlee Park.

They are also responsible for maintaining Alexandra Play Park & Tennis Courts, Penlee Open Air Theatre, Penzance Jewish Cemetery, Heamoor Old School Field, Foxes Lane Play Park in Mousehole, Wherrytown Skateboard Plaza, and street weeding covering around 120km of pavements across the Parish – from Mousehole to Gulval.

The team are continuing with their work to create rewilding areas in the park to help pollinators and are looking to achieve the coveted Green Flag Award for Penlee Park in the coming year.