6 August 2012
Press release number: PR1859
Redbridge parks have achieved the Green Flag standard for 2012
putting them among the best in the country.
The following have all been awarded the prestigious Green Flag,
the national standard for parks and open spaces.
- Valentines Park, Ilford
- South Park, Ilford
- Goodmayes Park, Goodmayes
- Elmhurst Gardens, South Woodford
- Ilford War Memorial Gardens, Ilford
Judges look at cleanliness, environmental sustainability, health
and safety conservation-as well as the suitability of the features
and facilities of each space for the community that it serves.
Key part of judging process
Working with local residents is a key part of the judging
process for Green Flag Awards. Vision Redbridge Culture and
Leisure (RCL), who manage parks and open spaces on behalf of the
Council, work closely with friends groups, made up of parks users
and local residents, to maintain and improve the parks and to help
find funding for new facilities.
Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each
year to renew their Green Flag Status for each site.
The Green Flag Award is run by Keep Britain Tidy alongside
environmental charity GreenSpace and the British Trust for
Conservation Volunteers (BTCV). The scheme began in 1996 as a
means of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the
country. The initiative encourages others to achieve the same high
environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence in
recreational green area.
We are working hard to improve all our parks and open
spaces across the Borough.