Partnership brings double Green Flag Success to Richmond

Following a visit by independent judges earlier this year two more parks in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames have been awarded the Green Flag Award – bringing the total across the borough to eleven.  All eleven parks are maintained on behalf of Richmond Council by Veolia Environmental Services’ local landscaping team.

The two new Green Flag parks are Cambridge Gardens in Twickenham and Kew Green which were praised as high quality open spaces where the community was involved in decisions about their management.

Steve McKenna, Richmond Operations Manager at Veolia Environmental Services said: “We are delighted that all the hard work put in by the Veolia Environmental Services’ landscaping team to maintain the parks to a high standard for residents has been recognised.  This success is testament to the commitment of both teams ensuring the parks in the borough are something we can all enjoy and be proud of.”

Cllr Virginia Morris, Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Six years ago, only our Royal Parks had Green Flag awards.  Now two more awards for our borough this year brings our grand total to 11 for parks managed by the council.  This is particularly appropriate for a borough which is so renowned for its green open spaces.”

The partnership is also hoping for further success this year as the borough has reached the National Finals of Britain In Bloom this year and is to be visited by Judges from the RHS on 10th August. Both teams are working very hard to keep the borough remaining in pristine condition to impress the judges.

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