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.
The 2016 Green Flag Award parks are:
Acton Green Common
Bramley Road Open Space
Brent Lodge Park and Churchfields
Islip Manor Park
Kind George’s Playing Field
North Acton Playing Fields
Southall Manor House Grounds
Southfield Recreation Ground
Three Bridges Park
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.