In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and delivery partners are celebrating multiple wins for communities and wildlife.
The Conservation Volunteers are raising a Green Flag Award at the following sites:
- Dulwich Upper Wood Local Nature Reserve – managed in partnership with Southwark Council
- Lavender Pond Local Nature Reserve – managed in partnership with Southwark Council
- Stave Hill Ecology Park – as part of Southwark Council’s Russia Dock Woodland project
- Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park – managed in partnership with the Land Trust
- Railway Fields – managed in partnership with Haringey Council
- The Countess of Chester Country Park – managed in partnership with the Land Trust
The Green Flag Award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
After 18 months that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that TCV and partners have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams that
These sites join parks and green spaces as diverse as the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Woodhouse Park in Peterlee and Chiswick Old Cemetery in London.
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.”
“To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that these sites have high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and are places that support people to live healthy lives.”
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager
Research carried out by YouGov for Keep Britain Tidy over the summer shows just how important parks are to the British public…
- 93% of people think that parks and green spaces are important to their local community
- 94% agree that parks and green spaces are good for people’s mental health
- 94% agree that parks and green spaces are good for people’s physical health
- 94% agree that parks and green spaces are good for the community
- 95% agree that parks and green spaces are good for the environment
- 95% agree that local parks and green spaces need to be protected
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.