Hackney achieves its highest-ever number of Green Flags
It’s official, Hackney has some of the best parks and green spaces in Britain after being awarded an incredible 17 Green Flags - its highest number yet.
Albion Square and Aske Gardens took the top parks award for the first time, this year, and join the 15 other Hackney green spaces which have kept their Green Flag status.
It means Hackney now has among the most Green Flags of all the London boroughs.
The prestigious awards, from Keep Britain Tidy, are a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is well maintained and has good facilities.
We are absolutely delighted to receive 17 Green Flag Awards from Keep Britain Tidy.
To gain another two on top of the 15 we successfully maintained is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Parks team, user groups and volunteers, who strive to make and keep our parks the best they can be.
Having access to well-managed, quality green space is vital to people’s health and wellbeing, and quality of life, and the Flags highlight that the residents of Hackney are enjoying green space of the very highest order.
Green Flags encourage a high level of environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence.
To be eligible for an award, parks must also submit a five-year plan for continued maintenance and improvement.
Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”
Hackney has the highest proportion of open space of any inner London borough.
The full list of winning Hackney 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
Well Street Common, E9
Hackney Marshes, E9
Haggerston Park, E2
Hoxton Square, N1
London Fields, E8
horeditch Park, N1
Springfield Park, E5
St John's Churchyard Gardens, E5