Green Flag Awards for three more Southwark parks
19 July 2017
Three more of Southwark’s parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as being among the very best green spaces in the world.
The newly awarded Camberwell Green, Nelson Square and Mint Street Park, bring the council’s Green Flag Awards up to a total of 28.
The parks are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to win a prestigious Green Flag Award. This international award, now into its third decade, recognises that the council’s awarded parks boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.
Cllr Ian Wingfield, Southwark Council's cabinet member for environment and the public realm, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a further three Green Flag Awards.
"The recognition comes as a result of tireless work from parks staff, our contractors, our Friends of Parks groups and voluntary sector partners. Having accessible green spaces where people can enjoy each other's company is important for families and for our community - so I encourage people to make the most of our green spaces which are some of the best in the country."
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”
Last updated: 19 July 2017