Mayor thanks parks staff for achieving highest-ever number of Green Flags
The Mayor of Hackney thanked parks staff last week for their work in helping achieve the highest-ever number of Green Flags for the borough.
Around 30 of Hackney Council’s green-fingered workers, who are responsible for managing and maintaining 58 sites across the borough - including major green spaces like Hackney Marshes, and Clissold and Springfield parks - were congratulated by Mayor Jules Pipe after the borough was awarded a further two Green Flags this summer - bringing the total to 19.
Millfields, in Clapton, and West Hackney Recreation Ground, in Stoke Newington, were the latest recipients of the UK’s top parks and green spaces award, joining the 17 other Hackney green spaces which have kept their Green Flag status.
We know that having clean, safe and welcoming parks is extremely important for our residents. This is why we are constantly striving to ensure more and more of our green spaces attain Green Flag status – the highest standard possible.
Nineteen Green Flags is an incredible achievement and is testament to the hard work, skill and passion of our Parks and Green Spaces Service, and the many volunteers who are also involved – I would like to thank them all for their contribution to helping make our borough a better place to live and work.
Hackney now has the fourth-highest number of Green Flags in London.
Since 2010, the Council has invested around £22 million into its parks, with a further £8 million planned for over the next few years.
The full list of Hackney’s Green Flag parks is:
Albion Square, N1
Aske Gardens, E8
Butterfield Green, N16
Cassland Road Gardens, E9
Clapton Pond, E5
Clapton Square, E5
Clissold Park, N16
De Beauvoir Square, N1
Hackney Downs, E5
Hackney Marshes, E9
Haggerston Park, E2
Hoxton Square, N1
London Fields, E8
Shoreditch Park, N1
Springfield Park, E5
St John's Churchyard Gardens, E5
Well Street Common, E9
West Hackney Recreation Ground, N1