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Wendell Park and St Paul’s Gardens awarded Green Flags

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Image captionImage 1: A community event in Wendell Park

Two more parks in Hammersmith & Fulham have been awarded the coveted Green Flag status.

For 2019, St Paul’s Gardens in Hammersmith and Wendell Park in Shepherds Bush have been added to the borough’s ranks of world-class parks, with a total of 15 now holding the prestigious accolade.

The award reflects Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s commitment to its green spaces, to protect them for future generations and to make this the greenest borough in Britain.

“We’re immensely proud to have so many world-class green spaces,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services. “This means most of our residents and businesses are just a short distance from a high-quality green space and can reap the proven health benefits they bring.

“The Green Flag awards reflect the hard work of our parks staff and the many residents and ‘Friends’ groups who work with us to help make sure our parks are clean, pleasant and welcoming to all who visit.”

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Image caption: Image 2: An event in St Paul's Gardens

Parks with the highest possible standards

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag scheme - now in its 23rd year - uses strict criteria to identify parks with the highest standards of cleanliness, horticulture and facilities.

It 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.

Expert judges visit all the applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

The 15 sites awarded Green Flag status in H&F are:

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

A Green Flag flying overhead in H&F’s parks is a sign to the residents that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Find out more about Hammersmith & Fulham’s parks and open spaces.

For more information on the awards visit the Green Flag award website.

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