Parks across the borough have been rated some of the country’s best after Haringey retained all of its Green Flags in today’s national Keep Britain Tidy results.

The Green Flag scheme is a nationwide award, celebrating parks with the highest possible environmental standards, safety, standards of maintenance, horticulture, community engagement and facilities for park users.

This year, Haringey has kept its 22 council-run Green Flag parks, putting the borough fifth in London.

This success follows a programme of work the council undertook in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy and a number of community organisations. As a result of this continuing investment into parks, the council is pleased to confirm the retention of so many Green Flags.

Cllr Kirsten Hearn, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Haringey remains one of the top places in London and the UK for beautiful parks and open spaces. This year has not been without its challenges, but staff have worked tirelessly to ensure these parks remain some of the best in the country. I would encourage all of our communities to get out and make the most of these amazing parks right on your doorstep.”

For a full list of Haringey’s 22 council-managed Green Flag spaces, visit our Green Flags page.

Other open spaces in the borough with the Green Flag Award are: Alexandra Palace Park, Highgate Wood and Tottenham Marshes.

A big well done as well to Haringey’s Community Award winners – Friends of Hornsey Church Tower (Hornsey Church Yard), Friends of Lordship Recreation Ground (Lordship Woodland) and The Gardens Residents Association (The Gardens Community Garden).

This summer we’re marking the 150th anniversary of the opening of Finsbury Park. Find out more about the celebrations here.

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