Thames Barrier Park flies the flag as one of the country’s best parks for a fourth consecutive year
Today, the Royal Docks Team are celebrating a fourth consecutive Green Flag Award for Thames Barrier Park. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. These last 18 months have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise, meeting friends and family safely. The news that Thames Barrier Park has achieved another Green Flag Award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that makes the green space a great space that everyone can enjoy.
Mayor of Newham and Co-chair of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone Board, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, said: “We’re delighted that Thames Barrier Park in Newham has been awarded its fourth consecutive Green Flag Award. Over the past year and a half, Thames Barrier Park has truly become a valuable asset for the local community. The team has worked incredibly hard to maintain the high standards of the Green Flag Award during a challenging time. The ongoing improvement works will continue to enhance the park and ensure that residents, the community and visitors can continue to enjoy this beautiful resource for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.”
Thames Barrier Park joins parks and green spaces as diverse as the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Woodhouse Park in Peterlee and Chiswick Old Cemetery in London.
The ongoing improvement works will continue to enhance the park and ensure that residents, the community and visitors can continue to enjoy this beautiful resource for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.
Mayor of Newham and Co-chair of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone Board, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE
Commenting on the news that Thames Barrier Park has achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Thames Barrier Park worthy of a Green Flag Award. To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that Thames Barrier Park has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
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