It’s official: idverde maintains 110 of the UK’s best green spaces!

Green Flag flying at Peckham Rye Park in Southwark

idverde is delighted that 110 of the parks and green spaces it maintains are flying the Green Flag, denoting them as some of the UK’s best green spaces.

A record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces received the prestigious Green Flag when this year’s awards were announced on 18 July. The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained, and has excellent visitor facilities.

Among the 110 Green Flag accredited parks and green spaces idverde maintains on behalf of its local authority clients are a staggering 28 in The London Borough of Southwark, an increase of three in the borough since last year. Southwark Council now boasts the second highest number of Green Flag accredited parks of any London authority, and the third highest of any local authority in England, a fantastic achievement.

We know how much volunteers enjoy getting involved in Green Flag, as it acknowledges their sterling efforts and gives their local park a national quality charter-mark.  So last year, specifically at the request of the Friends Groups, idverde entered three new parks and greenspaces into the Award for the London Borough of Bromley – and were thrilled that all three passed and will soon be proudly flying their flags!

Managing Director of idverde’s Community Open Spaces Division, Clive Ivil, said: “As a long-time supporter of the Green Flag Awards, idverde is extremely pleased that the number of our clients’ parks receiving a Green Flag has increased again this year, with our teams having contributed to 13 new Green Flag wins, and the retention of 97 others.

“This is testament to the maintenance teams who work so hard year-round to keep our country’s parks in top condition, our clients’ commitment to presenting their parks at their best, and to all the individuals and stakeholder groups who use and cherish their local green spaces.”

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.”

Full list of Green Flags gained by idverde clients in 2017

London Borough of Southwark

  • Burgess Park
  • Belair Park
  • Tabard Gardens
  • Southwark Park
  • Dulwich Park
  • Peckham Rye
  • Sunray Gardens
  • Bermondsey Spa Gardens
  • Russia Dock Woodland
  • Paterson Park
  • Brimmington Park
  • Brunswick Park
  • St Mary’s Frobisher
  • Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
  • Leathermarket Gardens
  • Warwick Gardens
  • Nunhead Cemetery
  • Nursery Row
  • Surrey Square
  • Goose Green & Playground
  • Nunhead Green
  • Salisbury Row Park
  • King’s Stairs Gardens
  • Victory Community Park
  • Pasley Park
  • Mint Street (new win for 2017)
  • Nelson Square (new win for 2017)
  • Camberwell Green (new win for 2017)

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

  • St Peter’s Square
  • South Park
  • Ravenscourt Park
  • Normand Park
  • Norland North
  • Hurlingham Park
  • Margravine Cemetery
  • Frank Banfield Park
  • Brook Green
  • Hammersmith Park
  • Bishop’s Park
  • Furnival Gardens (new win for 2017)
  • Wormholt Park (new win for 2017)

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

  • Little Wormwood Scrubs
  • Kensington Memorial Park
  • Tavistock Gardens
  • Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance
  • Avondale Park
  • Holland Park
  • St Luke’s Gardens
  • Westfield Park
  • Cremorne Gardens
  • Gunnersbury Cemetery

Croydon Council

  • Coulsdon Memorial Ground
  • Haling Grove
  • Happy Valley
  • Wandle Park
  • Millers Pond
  • Coombe Wood
  • South Norwood Lakes
  • Wettern Tree Gardens
  • Lloyd Park (new win for 2017)

Birmingham City Council

  • Moonlit & Sunset Park
  • Ward End Park
  • Aston Park
  • Cotteridge Park
  • Selly Oak Park

Merton Council

  • Colliers Wood Recreation Ground
  • Dundonald Recreation Ground
  • John Innes Park
  • Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field
  • South Park Gardens

Cannock Chase District Council

  • Elmore Park
  • Cannock Park
  • Ravenhill Park
  • Hednesford Park (new win for 2017)

East Staffordshire Borough Council

  • Stapenhill Gardens
  • Kingfisher Trail
  • Bramshall Road Park
  • Branston Water Park (new win for 2017)

London Borough of Bromley

  • Chislehurst Recreation Ground (new win for 2017)
  • Keston Common (new win for 2017)
  • Southill Wood (new win for 2017)

Charnwood Borough Council

Eastbourne Borough Council

  • Princes Park
  • Hampden Park
  • Old Town Recreation Ground

Hastings Borough Council

  • Alexandra Park
  • Hastings Country Park
  • St Leonards Gardens

 Teignbridge District Council

Wycombe District Council

  • The Rye
  • Higginson Park
  • Hughenden Park

Colchester Borough Council

  • Castle Park
  • High Woods Country Park

South Staffordshire Council

  •  Baggeridge Country Park
  • Wom Brook Walk

Warwick District Council

  •  Jephson Gardens & Mill Gardens
  • Oakley Wood (new win for 2017)

London Legacy Development Corporation

The Royal Parks Agency

Camden Council

  • Alexandra Road Park

Mid Sussex District Council

  • Beech Hurst Gardens

Rother District Council

  • Egerton Park

Stroud District Council

Wandsworth Council

  • Battersea Park

Warminster Town Council 

  • Warminster Town Park (new win for 2017)
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