The national standard for parks and open spaces in England and Wales recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country with Green Flag Status and for 2020, a record breaking 2,061 green spaces across the UK have achieved this recognition, including 9 of our very own.
- Claybury Park
- Clayhall Park
- Elmhurst Gardens
- Goodmayes Park
- Hainault Forest Country Park
- Ilford War Memorial
- Seven Kings Park
- South Park
- Valentines Park
The media and public are becoming increasingly aware that a site flying a Green Flag is a high quality green space. On behalf of The London Borough of Redbridge, Vision RCL is committed to improving the quality of the facilities available in our area and achieving the Green Flag Award is all part of our strategy to make Redbridge a better place to live.
The criteria by which each site is judged are grouped under eight main headings that outline the standards that a Green Flag must achieve and set targets for improvement as follows:
- A Welcoming Place
- Healthy, Safe and Secure
- Well Maintained and Clean
- Environmental Management
- Biodiversity, Landscape and Heritage
- Community Involvement
- Marketing and Comunication
Success in the People’s Choice Award 2020
We are absolutely delighted to tell you that Valentines Park has once again been voted for as one of the Top Ten parks in the UK! It is very gratifying to know that you care enough about the park to make your vote count. As one of the most frequented parks in the borough and with lots to offer families, we are so happy that it has received the recognition it deserves.
All of our Green Flag parks received automatic entry in the People’s Choice Award, where you, the public, were asked to vote for your favourites. With over 2,000 entrants, we really needed your support, so thank you so much if you voted.
Each of our Green Flag parks are marvellous in their own way and each one is worth a visit, so put them on your ‘places to visit’ list for 2021 and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!