Top Green Flag honours for Hillingdon Council for eleventh year running
Friday 21 July, 2023: Hillingdon Council has retained its status as one of the greenest boroughs in the country after receiving 67 Green Flag Awards - the most held by any local authority.
To be awarded a Green Flag, the council's parks and green spaces must meet stringent criteria that show they meet the highest standards for facilities, cleanliness and environmental friendliness, as well as being welcoming and community-orientated.
The annual Green Flag Award scheme, judged by a group of environmental charities including Keep Britain Tidy, recognises accessible green spaces and is the national standard for public parks.
Last year, four new parks achieved the prestigious status bringing the council's total to a chart-topping 67, and for 2023 all of those green spaces have retained their awards.
Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, said: "We're committed to making Hillingdon a green and sustainable borough, with green spaces that are welcoming to residents, visitors and wildlife.
"We're proud to have held the top title for number of green flags for more than a decade, but it's not a position we take lightly. Our success is the result of all the hard work and great management of our green spaces team and the many community and volunteer groups they work closely with to keep our borough parks and green spaces to the highest standards."
For more information on the awards and a full list of sites in Hillingdon, visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/greenspaces.