Ealing Council has been awarded a prestigious Green Flags for 21 of its parks and open spaces, further enhancing the borough’s reputation as one of the greenest and most beautiful boroughs in the capital.
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.
This year, Katherine Buchan Meadow was also recognised with a Green Flag Community Award for the first time. This followed an ambitious project by residents to rejuvenate and reclaim a small area near St Mark’s Primary School in Old Hanwell into a beautiful, communal space for everyone to enjoy.
The project was supported by the council’s Transform Your Space initiative, a special fund that has been helping residents restore unloved corners and bring them back into community life.
The borough’s 2018 Green Flag Award parks are:
Acton Green Common
Bramley Road Open Space
Brent Lodge Park and Churchfields
Islip Manor Park
King George’s Playing Field
Litten Nature Reserve
North Acton Playing Fields
Southall Manor House Grounds
Southfield Recreation Ground
Three Bridges Park
Councillor Mik Sabiers cabinet member for environment and highways said: “Ealing has a well-earned reputation for its beautiful green spaces and they continue to be a source of great pride for everyone connected with the borough.
“I am delighted that 21 of our parks and open spaces have been recognised with Green Flag status, it’s a wonderful achievement.
“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.
Want to get more involved with your local community? Through active parks you can help care for the parts of the borough we all love – including our local parks and green spaces. Visit www.dosomethinggood.org.uk for more details.
The Green Flag awards scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Visit www.greenflagaward.org for further details.