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Hillingdon has most Green Flag parks in the UK

Hillingdon Council has been awarded 34 Green Flags, making it the local authority with the highest number of top-quality parks and green spaces in the UK for the third year running.

Shenley Park in Ruislip Manor

News release: 23 July 2015

The council has enhanced its reputation for excellence by adding six more Green Flag awards to its total, bringing the number up to 34. This is the highest number of Green Flags held in the UK and the most new Green Flags to be given to any one local authority in 2015.

Green Flag awards are given to parks and green spaces that meet exacting standards and their status must be renewed each year. They are judged by a group of environmental charities, including Keep Britain Tidy.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services, said:

"This is the third year running that Hillingdon Council has proved itself to be the cream of the crop by achieving the highest number of Green Flag parks and green spaces in the UK and we are really proud of our continued success.

"There are over 200 green spaces in the London Borough of Hillingdon and it is fantastic to be recognised for the amount of time and effort we consistently invest to maintain such high standards for residents and visitors, complemented by the sterling work of local community groups and volunteers."

The six new Green Flag parks in Hillingdon are:

• Shenley Park, Ruislip Manor
• Knights Gardens, Hillingdon
• Hitherbroom Open Space (Owl Park), Hayes
• The Closes, West Drayton
• Warren Park, Hayes,
• Elephant Park, Hillingdon

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

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

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