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Hackney Council awarded its highest ever number of green flags

Hackney Council now officially boasts 27 of the best parks in the UK, up from 25 last year, as recognised by the Green Flag Awards. 

Broadway Market Green and Rowley Gardens in Woodberry Down have been recognised by Keep Britain Tidy & The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government's prestigious Green Flag Awards - an international scheme which recognises and awards the best parks and open spaces in the UK and abroad. 

Congratulations are also due to the sites in the borough which have won a Green Flag Award, which are maintained by other organisations: St Leonards Churchyard, St Mary’s Secret Garden and Woodberry Wetlands.

The Green Flag Award programme, now in its third decade, signals to the public that the spaces are not only beautifully maintained, but boast the highest possible environmental standards and excellent visitor facilities.

Hackney is constantly working to improve and maintain its green spaces. This year has seen the Council plant 90 trees in 11 parks across the borough as part of the Mayor of London’s Community Tree Planting Scheme, launch our new playground at Daubeney Fields in King’s Park, refurbish the toilets in Hackney Downs and in September we will begin the £4m restoration of Springfield Park. 

Cllr Feryal Clark Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for health, social care, leisure and parks
We are extremely proud of our borough’s parks and green spaces and the incredible work done by our park staff and volunteers. To have this recognition is testament to our dedication in maintaining and improving these wonderful green areas. 

From one of the largest concentration of football pitches in Europe at Hackney Marshes, to Stoke Newington’s historic and charming Clissold Park, Hackney is an area rich in green space, and we are constantly working to make our borough greener. We look forward to more success at next year’s Green Flag Awards!

Cllr Feryal Clark Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for health, social care, leisure and parks

The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

A full list of Hackney’s Green Flag Award winning parks can be found at hackney.gov.uk/parks-list

Other sites in Hackney that have won Green Flag Awards:

St Leonard’s Churchyard - managed in partnership between the Spitalfields Crypt Trust and the London Borough of Hackney


St Mary’s Secret Garden 


Woodberry Wetlands - managed by the London Wildlife Trust http://www.woodberrywetlands.org.uk/

For more information, please contact Emma Wynne on emma.wynne@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 8444.