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Nene Park Trust crowned double award winners

Nene Park Trust celebrated twice in June as members of staff attended ceremonies to mark two award wins. Horticulture Week hosted their annual Custodian Awards at Woburn Abbey, following Cambridgeshire's Muddy Stiletto Awards who celebrated in style at The Eltisley in St Neots.
Muddy Stilettos Award
Celebrations began when Muddy Stilettos, a blog known as the ultimate 'urban guide to the countryside', announced Ferry Meadows Country Park as a nominee for the award, 'Best Family Attraction'. Their witty, insider's guide to the best food, walks, boutiques, day trips, hotels, interiors and events is aimed at women living outside London.

Muddy Stilettos Winner

The Cambridgeshire editor created 20 different award categories for local businesses in the region, so the Trust campaigned to visitors, staff and friends of Nene Park for votes from those who felt that Ferry Meadows was worthy of the title. We were thrilled to hear of our win following a close call with some other very worthy contenders. 

Just a short while later, the Trust's Chief Executive, Matthew Bradbury, and Park Manager, Greg Higby, attended the Custodian Awards in the grounds of beautiful Woburn Abbey. They were asked to come forward and collect 'Best Urban Park Initiative' award for their Nene Park 2017-2050 Master Plan.

Custodian Award

The judges felt that the Master Plan showed how the Trust will develop some national and international attractions within the Park over its lifetime, involving major investment and significant audience development potential.

Custodian Award presentation

Matthew Bradbury said: "We were up against some incredibly strong contenders, so we were both shocked and delighted to hear our name announced. A lot of hard work has been put in to this incredibly comprehensive and exciting Master Plan, so it's great to receive this award as support for our vision. The document outlines future plans for the Park and shows our intentions to develop a large area of greenspace in Peterborough. We're excited to get started on upcoming projects, some of which have already been implemented."

For more information on the Trust's Master Plan, please click here