Park awards & performance
The parks and open spaces team work very hard to ensure that all parks and open spaces in the borough are maintained to the highest level possible.
The larger parks in particular aspire to achieve the Green Flag Award. This award, which is managed by the Civic Trust has a national standard for all parks and open spaces in England and Wales. Only the best parks win the award, being nominated is also an achievement in itself as the selection criteria is extremely rigorous.
Below is a selection of the competitions that Tower Hamlets holds locally, and also enters national.
Green Flag Awards
The Green Flag Award is the national standards for parks and open spaces in England and Wales. The scheme was established in 1996 and is managed by The Civic Trust. Each green space is judged against an assessment criteria ranging from sustainability to health and safety. Winning a Green Flag Award is a sign of prestige and excellence.
In Tower Hamlets there are currently six parks and open spaces that have received this prestigious award. These are:
Each year the council's parks and open spaces service aims to increase the number of Green Flag Awards in the borough.
For more information on the Green Flag Award scheme visit the Green Flag Award website
London in Bloom
London in Bloom is an environmental campaign which aims to inspire communities to invigorate their green spaces and make their area a brighter and greener place. London in Bloom is one of 18 regional campaigns across the country, comprising Britain in Bloom organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.
There are 13 categories in the award, based on population size. These range from large city to a neighbourhood of less than 300 inhabitants. There are also discretionary awards; these include Front Garden Award and Community Garden Award.