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30 Jul 2013

Forty Hall Park - A Green Flag Winner!

Please Note This Is A Press Archive. This Took Place In July 2013.

Eight of Enfield's green spaces have been named as among the best in the country.
parks Town, Jubilee, Forty Hall, Pymmes, Trent, Oakwood, Grovelands and Bush Hill Parks received ‘Green Flags’ meaning they have met the very highest standards of cleanliness, safety and attractiveness.

All eight have maintained their current high standards this year to ensure they retain their Green Flags, with local communities playing a key role in securing the awards.

Cllr Chris Bond, Enfield Council's Cabinet member for Environment, said: “We have some fantastic green spaces in Enfield and it’s not hard to see how popular and valued they are.

“We have been working very hard with Friends of Parks groups to ensure we retain our Green Flag standard. Being awarded Green Flag in the first place is a huge achievement, but with the criteria so challenging, retaining them from year to year is just as impressive.

”Enfield is one of the greenest boroughs in London and were delighted that our open spaces are recognised as the high quality, beautifully maintained areas they are.

"In common with many other local authorities our parks service has had to make savings because of the national financial situation and it’s a testament to the dedication of our friends groups and parks staff that we've been able to maintain our excellent standards in these parks."

The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and parks gaining Green Flag Award status must satisfy exacting standards.

The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. It encourages parks and green spaces to achieve high environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.

Enfield won eight Green Flag awards in 2012 and retained them all this year.

The Green Flag awards scheme recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces in England and Wales. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag status for each site.

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