A greener borough
Thu 30 July 2015, 3:50 pm
Hillingdon Council has been awarded more green flags than any other local authority in the country for the third year running.
There were 34 green spaces in the borough that were given the status, reserved for parks and green spaces which prove to be welcoming, community-oriented, friendly to the environment, well-managed and clean. They are judged by a group of environmental charities, including Keep Britain Tidy.
There were six additional Green Flags awarded to Hillingdon in 2015 for:
• Shenley Park, Ruislip Manor
• Knights Gardens, Hillingdon
• Hitherbroom Open Space (Owl Park), Hayes
• The Closes Recreation Ground, West Drayton
• Warren Park, Hayes
• Elephant Park, Hillingdon
Councillor Jonathan Bianco, cabinet member for finance, property and business services, said: "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."