Newham

Central Park awarded Green Flag status for sixth year in a row

28 August 2012 in Environment and Mayor and Sport and leisure
An East Ham park has been given a prestigious national award which recognises the valuable service it provides to the community.
The Green Flag has been awarded to Central Park for the sixth year in a row. This national scheme acknowledges excellence in parks and green spaces. Judging criteria includes having a welcoming atmosphere, a healthy, safe and secure environment, cleanliness and sustainability as well as an emphasis on community involvement.

A celebratory flag-raising ceremony was held to celebrate the achievement which was led by Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and attended by residents who help to maintain the ground alongside the council’s Greenspace staff.

Sir Robin Wales said: “This award means Central Park is among the best in the country and I would to thank the volunteers and council staff who have helped to keep it beautiful, safe and tidy. The fact we’ve retained this award for six years is a testament to their hard work.

“Our parks play a vital role in the community with opportunities for everyone from children to the elderly. They are a place for people to come together, enjoy themselves and keep active and this award recognises their importance.”