Green Flag success for Lewisham

This year London Borough of Lewisham won 13 Green Flags and 5 Green Flag Community Awards.  This year, 1424 sites received this prestigious accolade – a record number!   The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country.  The Green Flag Community Award recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales managed by voluntary and community groups and the Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

This really is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved and everyone should be very proud of all the time and effort they put in to achieving this award.  Some sites such as Albion Millennium Green and Sydenham Gardens received their flags for the first time, while others such as Grow Mayow, Devonshire Road and Grove park were winners for at least the second year running.

Grow Mayow won their Green Flag Community Award for the second year running!

Councillor Susan Wise, Cabinet Member of Customer service, who raised the flag at Mayow Park on behalf of the council and said: “It is a remarkable achievement that so many of Lewisham’s parks have again reached Green Flag status.  This is a tribute to Council and Glendale staff who continue to work hard through the year with our parks’ Friends and User Groups to ensure the facilities are maintained to a high standard and the surroundings enjoyed by the whole community.”

The successful Green Flag Parks were as follows

The successful Green Flag Community Award Nature Reserves were

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