Fryent Country Park, Roe Green’s Walled Garden and Mapesbury Dell are among the Brent Council green spaces that took home gold at this year’s London in Bloom Awards. Brent scooped 11 awards, setting a new record for the borough.
London in Bloom is one of the region’s most prestigious competitions, recognising the capital’s best open spaces and those who work to deliver vibrant neighbourhoods.
Veolia manages the borough’s parks on behalf of Brent Council. Brent picked up the Large Park Gold Award for Gladstone Park, Best in Category for Roe Green Walled Garden in the Small Conservation Area category, a Gold Country Park Award for Fryent Country Park, and a Gold Small Park Award for Mapesbury Dell. The council won a Silver Overall Large City Award.
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.”
Lee Connelly, Contracts Manager for Veolia, who maintain the parks, said: “Our teams work incredibly hard to provide Brent locals with premium outdoor spaces, and we are constantly working on community improvement initiatives to ensure our parks are as sustainable as they are enjoyable. I’m so proud to win 11 London in Bloom awards this year – a new record for our team, and the ultimate recognition for our dedicated staff.”