Alexandra Park has been recognised as one of Britain’s best open spaces after being awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for a seventh consecutive year and the Green Heritage Award (5th Year).
Alexandra Park’s 196 acres of heritage listed parkland is managed by a specialist team who ensure the historic open space remains very much at the heart of the local community.
The national award is managed by environmental charity ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ and is the benchmark standard for green spaces in the UK.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive another Green Flag Award for Alexandra Park.
“This award, which is the seventh we have received, is evidence of all the hard work put in by our dedicated team who make sure the Park is well maintained and conserved for the future.
“We estimate that Alexandra Park is visited by nearly three million people each year and despite the pressure of this high level of foot fall, we always strive to keep it as a place of recreation and relaxation for everyone to enjoy.
“At the same time we also do our best to ensure that the abundant wildlife, rare habitats including acid grassland and the diverse species of animals and plants are all well protected.”
This year a record 1,476 awards were given to parks and green spaces across the country.
This number highlights that more people than ever before now have access to well-managed quality green spaces, vital to people’s health and wellbeing.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.
“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.”
For more information please contact:
Claire Pendleton MCIPR
0208 365 4322
07792 342 047