Published Wednesday, 25th July 2018
Beddington Park wins Green Flag Award for 2018
Last week, a record number of parks and green spaces collected a Green Flag Award.
Beddington Park in the London Borough of Sutton has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Beddington joins 359 other green spaces awarded recognition in the Greater London Region.
The park is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality green space – at a ceremony on Monday 16 July as part of Love Parks Week (13-22 July).
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Beddington Park & the Grange is located north of Wallington, between Beddington and The Wrythe, and next to the A232.
Councillor Manuel Abellan, Chairperson of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award again, after our recent improvements.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into upgrading and maintaining our parks and leisure facilities to such a high standard.
“I want to thank the parks team for doing such a great job with the recent upgrades and making Beddington Park such a wonderful place to visit.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year.
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”
The awards are run by Keep Britain Tidy – a leading environmental charity that inspires people to be litter-free, to waste less and to live more. To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy – their programmes and their campaigns – visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.