Green flag awards
21 Westminster parks and 3 cemeteries awarded a of total 24 green flags for 2010/11.
On 25 July Westminster was awarded 24 green flags, testament to the fact that Westminster has the cleanest, safest and best maintained parks in London.
The record award of 24 Green Flags - up from 18 in 2009/10 is more than any other local authority in the capital - despite being one of the busiest and most densely populated areas in the UK.
Awarded by Keep Britain Tidy, the flags are seen as the gold standard for public spaces that are welcoming, safe and well maintained
The park, garden or green space is usually judged against 8 criteria which cover everything from access through to sustainability and marketing. Listed below are the eight assessment criteria:
|List of criteria|
|1||A welcoming place - how to create a sense that people are positively welcomed in the park|
Healthy, safe & secure - how best to ensure that the park is a safe & healthy environment for all users.
Clean & well maintained - what people can expect in terms of cleanliness, facilities & maintenance
Sustainability - how a park can be managed in environmentally sensitive ways
Conservation & heritage - the value of conservation & care of historical heritage
Community involvement - ways of encouraging community participation and acknowledging the community's role in a park's success
|7||Marketing - methods of promoting a park successfully|
|8||Management - how to reflect all of the above in a coherent & accessible management plan or strategy and ensure it is implemented.
To see a more detailed description of the standards and how we meet them, you can click on this link: How We Meet the Standards.
In The Award Winning sites are listed below along with details of the Management Plan for some sites.
Broadley Street Gardens
Westbourne Green Open Space
|Mill Hill Cemetery|
If you wish to find out more you can visit the Green Flag Awards web site or contact the Parks Department Westminster City Council
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