Veolia and Brent Council have been praised for their sustainable management of Brent’s parks, receiving 11 London in Bloom awards for the delivery of an outstanding service.
Veolia manages Brent’s parks on behalf of Brent Council, and during a ceremony on Monday 23 September, won Small Conservation Area of the Year for its Roe Green Walled Garden, and Cemetery of the Year for Alperton Cemetery. Veolia also won five gold awards, two silver awards and two silver gilts for several other parks under its management.
London in Bloom is one of the region’s most prestigious competitions, recognising the capital’s best open spaces and those who work tirelessly to deliver vibrant neighbourhoods. Veolia scored highly for cleanliness, as well as its approach to conservation, sustainability and improving local horticultural standards.
Veolia and Brent Council were accoladed for their sustainable attitude to managing parks and open spaces, investment in community partnerships and notable innovation schemes, like the successful redistribution of 130 tonnes of topsoil from Wembley Stadium to Brent football pitches.
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for Environment at Brent Council, said:
“I’m thrilled that Brent has been recognised for our outstanding parks and green spaces. Taking home five gold awards is no mean feat, and it’s a testament to the hard work of the team at Veolia, local community groups, as well as council officers.”