Hounslow's parks and open spaces have been awarded 21 coveted Green Flags in this year's awards. The flags signify the highest standards for a park or green space.
Published: Tuesday, 26th July 2022
Hounslow's parks have done it again, by being named amongst the winners in this year’s coveted Green Flag Awards.
For the second year running, a total of 21 of the borough’s parks have earned the prestigious Green Flag following inspections from judges earlier in the year.
The annual awards are presented by the Tidy Britain Group in recognition of well-managed parks and green spaces. Since the scheme started over a quarter of a century ago, it has become the international quality mark for great green spaces.
Hounslow Council and its partner Lampton Greenspace 360 are committed to providing modern green open spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The Council is working on master plans to transform the borough’s parks, including Watermans Park, Feltham Arenas Parklands, Dukes Meadows and Boston Manor Park.
They have also engaged with residents, visitors and the many park-user groups to produce a vision for the future of the borough’s green spaces.
The Hounslow Green Flag winners are:
- Beaversfield Park
- Bedfont Lakes Country Park
- Boston Manor Park
- Bridge House Pond
- Chiswick Back Common
- Chiswick Old Cemetery
- Church Road Allotments
- Dukes Meadows
- Feltham Green
- Heston Park
- Inwood Park
- Jersey Gardens
- Lampton Park
- Redlees Park
- Staveley Road Allotments
- St Dunstan’s Park
- St John's Gardens
- Thornbury Park
- Turnham Green
- Hounslow Heath
- Crane Park
The Council has made a commitment to continue to invest in the borough’s parks and green spaces. In its latest corporate plan, Ambitious for Hounslow, the authority has made a commitment to invest £5m in the borough’s parks to ensure they remain among the best in London.
Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Parking, Parks and Leisure, Councillor Salman Shaheen said: "This fantastic result for Hounslow once again shows that we have some of the very best parks in London and proves just how committed we are to making the most of our borough’s open spaces.
“It is clear that during the Covid-19 pandemic many people discovered our parks for the first time as havens to enjoy the open air, exercise and look after their mental and physical health. We want our parks and open spaces to continue to play this vital role in our borough as we continue to create.a greener Hounslow.
“Achieving this high standard for our parks is a team effort. Our parks team and our partners have worked alongside our community groups and those residents who feel so passionately about these green spaces. We are keen to forge a closer relationship with the Friends Groups across our Borough whose passion and expertise are instrumental to the success of our parks. These Green Flag results are a testament to everyone’s hard work. We would like to thank all our partners for their efforts.”