Published Thursday, 22nd October 2020
The Grove Park in Sutton has been recognised as one of the best in Britain after being awarded a Green Flag Award last week.
The 7.21 hectare park forms a key part of the Carshalton Conservation Area and was one of more than 2,000 sites across the country to collect the award for 2020.
It now joins two other green spaces in Sutton, Beddington Park & The Grange and Manor Park which successfully retained their Green Flag status this year.
Councillor Manuel Abellan, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee at Sutton Council, said:
“We have ambitious plans for our parks and open spaces and are very proud to be one of London’s greenest boroughs.
“We know that residents take great pride in their parks and open spaces and the 89 parks in the borough have been a lifeline for many over the last few months for daily exercise, to get some fresh air or to improve their mental wellbeing.
“It’s fantastic to receive this prestigious Green Flag Award and I would like to thank and pay testament to our hard-working volunteers across the borough, our contractor, idverde and the Council’s Parks & Open Spaces Team who help to maintain such high standards in Sutton’s parks and open spaces.”
The Green Flag Awards scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces. It sets the benchmark standard for the management of open spaces across the UK and around the world.