119 parks and green spaces in West London have received prestigious Green Flag Awards, more than were awarded to the whole of Scotland, showing the quality of public environment and open space in the sub-region.
The international Award, now in its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has good visitor facilities.
West London’s crop of excellent open public green spaces exceeds the total number of 73 awarded in Scotland, and accounts for just over one in 20 of all Green Flag parks nationally.
Making its debut on the list this year is Heston Park, in Hounslow (pictured). The borough received 12 Flags in total. Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services at Hounslow Council said: “This is more good news for the borough that we are to receive 12 Green Flag Awards for our parks and open spaces this year.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks to a high standard. I would also like to thank the residents and volunteers who support our Friends Groups.
“I am particularly pleased to see Heston Park added to the list as they have made a real difference by adding such things as bird and bat boxes, a nature trail and generally contributing more to the conservation program”.