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Hounslow parks scoop Green Flag awards

Tue 12 March 2019, 3:10 pm

Hounslow’s parks and open spaces have been awarded 11 prestigious green flags across the borough.

The international Green Flag Award scheme, now in its third decade, rewards parks and open spaces with the highest environmental standards, which are beautifully maintained or have exceptional visitor facilities. 

Amongst this year’s winners is St Dunstan’s Park, which won the award for the first time following an improvement project last year. 

The park has been used by locals since it opened in 1951 and now benefits from a new Active Space playground, which encourages outdoor play and physical activity. 

Other Hounslow parks to have received the award include Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Chiswick Back Common, Dukes Meadows Recreation Ground and Lampton Park. 

Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive 11 Green Flag Awards for our parks and open spaces this year, including St Dunstan’s Park for the first time. 

"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks to a high standard. I would also like to thank the residents and volunteers who support our friends groups.” 

International Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd, said: “Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.” 

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