Corporation in Green Flag success

Fifteen City of London Corporation sites are among a record-breaking 1,476 UK parks and green spaces to receive the Green Flag Award this year.

Queen's Park staff celebrate their green flag
Queen's Park staff celebrate their green flag

Twelve of its sites also won Green Heritage Accreditation out 19 in London.

The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK – and the Heritage Accreditation is given to sites with ‘local or national historic importance’.

 

The City Corporation director of open spaces Sue Ireland said: "This record is testament to the excellent work of our staff, volunteers and partner organisations. Achieving 12 of only 19 heritage accreditations in London, the corporation has demonstrated its on-going commitment to these historic landscapes, as well as ensuring they meet current community needs. It has been a brilliant year for our green spaces and I’m delighted that we have been able to achieve this at a time when the very future of some UK parks hangs in the balance."

Flag winners:

Bunhill Fields (City of London), Hampstead Heath (North London), Highgate Wood (North London), Queen's Park (North London), Epping Forest (North East London and Essex), City of London Cemetery & Crematorium (East London), West Ham Park (East London), Spring Park (South East London/Kent border) , Coulsdon Common (South London/Surrey border), Farthing Downs & New Hill (South London /Surrey border), Kenley Common (South London/Surrey border), Riddlesdown (South London/Surrey border), Burnham Beeches (Buckinghamshire), Ashtead Common (Surrey)

 

Heritiage winners:

Bunhill Fields (City of London), Hampstead Heath (North London), Highgate Wood (North London), Queen's Park (North London), Epping Forest (North East London and Essex), City of London Cemetery & Crematorium (East London), West Ham Park (East London), Farthing Downs & New Hill (South London/Surrey border), Kenley Common (South London/Surrey border), Riddlesdown (South London/Surrey border), Ashtead Common (Surrey), Burnham Beeches (Buckinghamshire)

 


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