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Havering parks retain Green Flag awards for third year in row

Spring Farm Park is one of 16 Green Flag status parks (credit: Google Maps)

Havering Council has successfully retained its 16 Green Flags for the third year in a row.

A Green Flag Award means the parks demonstrate the highest possible standards, are well maintained and have excellent facilities.

The recognition has been awarded by environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy.

Leader of Havering Council, Councillor Ray Morgon said: “We, along with all our residents, are extremely proud of our wonderful parks across the borough.

“The Green Flag award is recognition of all the hard work our staff carry out on a daily basis, along with our volunteers and friends of parks groups to help keep our parks maintained and safe for everyone to visit.

“It is due to their efforts that we are once again celebrating this success and I am delighted their dedication has once again been rewarded.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, Paul Todd, MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone in Havering for achieving Green Flag Awards.

“Parks are a vital green space for the community, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievements.”

Havering’s Green Flag status parks are:
• Hornchurch Country Park
• Spring Farm Park
• Bedfords Park
• Upminster Park
• Hylands Park
• Lodge Farm Park
• Cottons Park
• Harold Wood Park
• St Andrews Park
• Lawns Park
• Raphael Park
• Central Park
• Rise Park
• Langtons Gardens
• Harrow Lodge Park
• Haynes Park

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