Parsons Green Awarded Green Flag

Latest borough park to be recognised by Keep Britain Tidy

Parsons Green in south Fulham

Parsons Green has, for the first time, received the prestigious Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag award given to green spaces.

A Green Flag flying in parks is a sign that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. It’s part of the Keep Britain Tidy scheme that is now in its 25th year.

The award recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world.

Judges visited Parsons Green and assessed it against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

Parsons Green was assessed against eight criteria
Parsons Green was assessed against eight criteria

It means that the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham now has 19 parks and green spaces with the award – a new record for the borough.

The new award for Parsons Green means that almost half of the parks and green spaces in H&F have Green Flag status. And it reflects our commitment to improving and maintain local parks and green spaces as we aim to make H&F the greenest borough in Britain.

H&F Cabinet member Cllr Sharon Holder said, “It’s brilliant to see us break our Green Flag record once again. Our 40 parks and green spaces are the jewels in H&F’s crown and they’re a great place to enjoy nature and physical exercise.”

The 19 sites awarded Green Flag status in H&F:

Bishops Park and Fulham Palace, SW6
Brook Green, W6
Cathnor Park, W12
Frank Banfield Park, W6
Furnivall Gardens, W6
Hammersmith Park, W12
Hurlingham Park, SW6
Marcus Garvey Park, W14
Margravine Cemetery, W6
Norland North Open Space, W11
Normand Park, W14
Parsons Green, SW6
Ravenscourt Park, W6
South Park, SW6
St Paul’s Gardens, W6
St Peter’s Square, W6
Wendell Park, W12
Wormholt Park, W12
William Parnell Park (Pineapple Park), SW6.

Meanwhile, the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association and Hammersmith Academy secondary school recently won a ‘sustainable city award’ for their work to develop a horticultural programme for students. Their programme beat out more than 70 other nominations from across London to win the award.

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October 18, 2021