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Hillingdon parks regarded the best in the country

News release: 16/7/18 - Hillingdon Council has been awarded more Green Flags than any other local authority, with the highest number of top-quality parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom for the sixth successive year.

Swakeleys Park

London's second largest borough has once again topped the list above all other areas with a grand total of 50 Green Flags, of which 49 parks are maintained by the council. Nottingham was awarded second place with a total of 40 Green Flags and in London, Southwark came second place to Hillingdon with 27 Green Flags. The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for publicly accessible parks, and recognises and rewards well managed green spaces. 

The total number of flags in the borough increased by two this year, with Connaught Recreation Ground in Uxbridge and Eastcote War Memorial in Ruislip achieving Green Flag status on Monday 16 July. 

Councillor Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services, said: "After winning a gold medal at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show a little over a week ago, we're delighted to receive yet another commendation for our parks and green spaces in Hillingdon.

"Green Flags are the highest honour a park can receive and they require a great deal of time and hard work to achieve. We have more than 200 green spaces across the borough and I would like to thank all the community groups, volunteers and council staff who continue to keep our borough looking so welcoming and attractive."

As well as boasting the highest number of premier parks in the UK, Hillingdon officially has the most Green Flags in the world.

To be awarded a Green Flag, parks and green spaces must meet stringent criteria, proving themselves to be welcoming, community-orientated, friendly to the environment, well managed and clean.

The Green Flag awards are judged by a group of environmental charities including Keep Britain Tidy.

For more information on the awards and a full list of sites in the London Borough of Hillingdon, please visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/greenspaces.

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