Green Flag success for Lewisham Parks and Nature Reserves

Lewisham Parks win 11 Green Flags and 3 Green Flag Community Awards given to Community Groups

The Green Flag Community Award® (formally Green Pennant Award) is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups.  The Award is part of the Green Flag Award® scheme, the national standard for quality parks and green spaces.


This year Devonshire Road Nature Reserve won the award for the fourth year running, Grove Park Nature reserve won it for the third year running and Grow Mayow in Mayow Park were successful at their first attempt in applying for the award!  This is a fantastic achievement and everyone involved deserves massive congratulations.

Not forgetting the fantastic achievements of the parks.  11 sites were successful this year, a number of which were recieving them for at least the second time and one Mayow Park recieved it for the first time!  The successful parks were Mayow Park, Sydenham Wells Park, Bellingham Green, Manor House Gardens, Hill Fields, Ladywell Fields, Chinbrook Meadows, Cornmill Gardens, Blackheath, Brookmill Park and Telegraph Hill Park.

Is you local Park the best in the UK?

You now have a chance to vote for your park in teh People’s Choice Awards.  The People’s Choice Award is an annual online vote that gives the public the power to decide which one of the 1,290 parks or green spaces flying the Green Flag Award or Community Award this year, should be named the site of the year.  All you need to do is visit to register your vote.  Select your region on our interactive map, find your favourite park or green space and click the ‘vote for this site’ button.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award winner closes at midday on Monday 12 September, and the winner will be announced on the 21 September. So get voting!!

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