Prestigious Green Flags fly over six of the borough’s parks and commons
Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2023
- Six open spaces receive coveted award
- Coronation Gardens wins for the first time
- Winners must be well managed and boast high environmental standards
Six of the borough’s biggest and most loved parks and commons are among Britain’s best looked after and maintained, according to national environmental watchdog group Keep Britain Tidy.
The six open spaces have all been awarded a coveted Green Flag – confirming them as among the best managed green spaces in the country.
This year‘s list of winners has been joined by a new entry for the first time with Coronation Gardens in Southfields now also officially accredited.
This means that prestigious Green Flags now fly proudly over Battersea Park, Wandsworth Common, Tooting Common, Wandsworth Park and King George’s Park as well as Coronation Gardens.
The award is an internationally recognised quality mark for parks and green spaces and is awarded to open spaces that boast high environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and offer excellent visitor facilities.
The borough’s cabinet member for environment Cllr Judi Gasser said: “Wandsworth boasts some of the capital’s most popular and attractive green open spaces. They offer local people really beautiful and tranquil places to not only relax, unwind and meet friends in, but also to enjoy a huge range of sports, fitness and leisure activities.
“I’m delighted that six of our parks and commons have been honoured with these prestigious awards and so pleased that the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in looking after them has been recognised by the judges.”
Announcing the winners, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in these parks and commons in achieving a Green Flag Award.
“They are vital green spaces for the community in Wandsworth, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure they maintain the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”
Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity. It sets the standard for the management of parks and beaches, inspires people to be litter-free, to waste less and live more sustainably. To find out more about its campaigns and programmes visit www.keepbritaintidy.org
Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces are managed on a day-to-day basis by the council’s not-for-profit leisure and culture contractor https://enablelc.org/