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Ruislip parks retain Green Flag awards

 Published on: 31st July 2019   |   By: Amelie Gregory   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two of Ruislip’s parks have retained their Green Flag awards after the winners were announced last month. 

Ruislip Lido and Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve are among the few hundred to have retained their Green Flag award. 

The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for publicly accessible parks and recognises and rewards well managed green spaces.

The latest additions were announced at the Green Flag Awards ceremony at the Sheraton Skyline Heathrow Airport Hotel on July 17. 

Hillingdon is celebrating its title of the greenest borough in London after being awarded five more Green Flags – bringing its new tally to 55.

Hillingdon is one of the greenest boroughs in London, with 1,800 acres of countryside, featuring canals, rivers, parks, open spaces and woodland including London’s first National Nature Reserve, Ruislip Woods. 

Councillor Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Business Services said: “This is great news for the borough. We’re absolutely delighted to receive these accolades seven years in a row for our parks and greenspaces. 

“Green Flags are the highest honour a park or open space can receive, and they require a great deal of time and hard work to achieve. 

“I would like to thank all the community groups, volunteers and council staff who continue to keep our borough looking so welcoming and attractive.”

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

The Green Flag Awards are judged by a group of environmental charities including Keep Britain Tidy.

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