Hackney Mayor thanks park staff after Green Flag success
Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe met parks staff from across the borough at one of its newest Green Flag parks to thank them for all their hard work.
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 Park – were given the thumbs-up after the borough was awarded its highest-ever number of Green Flags.
Albion Square and Aske Gardens were handed the prestigious award for the first time, this year, and join 15 other Hackney green spaces which have kept their Green Flag status.Hackney has the joint-sixth highest number of Green Flags in the country.
The awarding of Green Flags demonstrates the hard work that the Council’s Parks and Green Spaces Service put into making our borough clean, green, safe and welcoming."The awards not only celebrate the end result of many hours of hard work, they also celebrate the pride and enthusiasm which staff put into their work.
Since 2010, the Council has invested around £22 million into its parks, with a further £8 million planned to take place over the next few years, including £700,000 to refurbish parts of Millfields.
The full list of Hackney’s Green Flag parks is:
Albion Square, N1Aske Gardens, E8Butterfield 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 Shoreditch Park, N1 Springfield Park, E5St John's Churchyard Gardens, E5