West London still greener than Scotland

ravenscourt parkWest London has collected 32 Green Flag Awards, more than the whole of Scotland. 

The Awards are given to public parks and open spaces, aiming to “recognise and reward the best green spaces”. Last year, West London collected 28, and while there are some ins and outs in the list, the growth shows that West London can be proud of its parks, although the rate of growth in the number of Awards in West London is marginally behind that of Greater London as a whole (229 Awards this year, compared to 191 last).

It can still claim to be “greener than Scotland”, as the whole country was awarded 28 flags. Hillingdon remains the greenest Borough, with 16 Flags.

Full list of West London Green Flag Awards:

Brent – Roundwood Park, Fryent Country Park, Welsh Harp, Mapesbury Dell, Gladstone Park, Preston Park and Barham Park
Ealing – Northala Fields
Harrow – Canons Park, Harrow Recreation Ground and Roxeth Recreation Ground
Hammersmith & Fulham – Normand Park, Frank Banfield Park, Margravine Cemetery and Ravenscourt Park
Hillingdon – Little Britain Lake, Warrender Park, Barra Hall Park, Minet Country Park, Hillingdon Court Park, Churchfield Gardens, Harefield Village Green, Lake Farm Country Park, Little Harlington Playing Fields, Norman Leddy Memorial Gardens, Uxbridge Common, Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve, Cowley Recreation Ground, Fassnidge Park, Yiewsley Recreation Ground and Cranford Countryside Park
Hounslow – Cranford Countryside Park

Green Pennant Awards – given to public spaces managed by voluntary or community groups – were given to Roe Green Walled Garden in Brent, and to Loris Road Community Garden, Godolphin Road Community Garden and Phoenix HIgh School Farm in Hammersmith.

See the 2009 list.

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