Lewisham's green spaces in top 10 nation-wide

Lewisham has won 14 Green Flag Awards from Keep Britain Tidy, giving it the joint-seventh-highest score for local authorities nationally. Green Flags are awarded based on criteria including cleanliness, management and safety.

Lewisham borough picked up 13 Green Flags for its outstanding parks, including Hilly Fields, Ladywell Fields and Telegraph Hill Park while Horniman Gardens, which is managed by the Museum Trust, also collected an award.

Lewisham also retained several Green Flag Community Awards (formally the Green Pennant Award) and picked up a new one for Frendsbury Gardens, the West Brockley park that was transformed in 2008.

Councillor Susan Wise, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, said: “I’m especially pleased that Frendsbury Gardens has received an award. As one of our newer open spaces, it’s a great example of how a community, supported by the Big Lottery fund, has turned around a disused space into something which is now award-winning.”

Click here for the BC Greenspaces map.

3 comments:

Ruth _ said...

Now this answers why lots of bins suddenly appeared around Brockley Cross.... Or maybe I'm mistaken?.....

Peter Tooke said...

Having worked for years to improve Ladywell Fields and, latterly, to foster a sense of ownership and pride in Cornmill Gardens, I see this a fantastic endorsement of what can be achieved by local people working with the Council and other partners to improve their own areas. So come on any couch potatoes out there, get up and get involved!

Jess said...

It is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved and the local groups that helped make it happen should be given a big pat on the back.

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