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Parsons Green is the latest in a record-breaking haul of Green Flag awards

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Parsons Green is the latest green space in Hammersmith & Fulham to receive the prestigious Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag award. It means that H&F now has 19 parks and green spaces with the award – a new record for the borough.

The new award for Parsons Green means that almost half of the parks and green spaces in H&F have Green Flag status. And it reflects our commitment to improving and maintain local parks and green spaces as we aim to make H&F the greenest borough in Britain.

H&F Cabinet member Cllr Sharon Holder said:

“It’s brilliant to see us break our Green Flag record once again. Our 40 parks and green spaces are the jewels in H&F’s crown and they’re a great place to enjoy nature and physical exercise.”

Local parks wow the judges

A Green Flag flying in parks is a sign that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. It’s part of the Keep Britain Tidy scheme that is now in its 25th year.

The award 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.

The 19 sites awarded Green Flag status in H&F:

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

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

Hammersmith Community Gardens Association

Meanwhile, the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association and Hammersmith Academy secondary school recently won a ‘sustainable city award’ for their work to develop a horticultural programme for students. Their programme beat out more than 70 other nominations from across London to win the award.

Our parks and green spaces

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

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