Best ever Green Flag success for Ealing’s parksSat 30 Jul 2016
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag awards recognise and reward the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying is a sign that identifies the park for its high standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
In total, 18 Green Flags were awarded to the council this summer: Two more than last year and the most ever achieved in the borough. Heathfield Gardens, Acton and Montpelier Park, Ealing received the accolade for the first time this year.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: "Ealing is well known for its parks and open spaces and they are the pride of the borough. Having them nationally recognised is a huge achievement and I am over the moon that we have secured a record-breaking 18 Green Flags this year.
“Along with our great parks teams, there are hundreds of volunteers who work with them to create spaces which people can enjoy. Congratulations to them all, these flags are testament to your passion and commitment to make this borough a great place to live and visit.”
The Green Flag Awards are judged by more than 700 green space experts who assess using eight strict criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.
The Green Flag awards scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.The 2016 Green Flag Award parks are:
- Acton Green Common
- Acton Park
- Bramley Road Open Space
- Brent Lodge Park and Churchfields
- Heathfield Gardens
- Islip Manor Park
- Kind George’s Playing Field, Lady Margaret Road, Southall
- Lammas Park
- Montpelier Park
- North Acton Playing Fields
- Northala Fields
- Pitshanger Park
- Ravenor Park
- Southall Manor House Grounds, The Green, Southall
- Southall Park, Uxbridge Road, Southall
- Southfield Recreation Ground
- Three Bridges Park, Tentelow Lane or Windmill Lane, Southall
- Walpole Park
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