15 of the City of London Corporation’s open spaces including iconic sites such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath have received the prestigious Green Flag Award for 2018.
The Green Flag Awards Scheme (http://greenflagaward.org/) is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The international award, now into its 22nd year, is a sign to the public that a green space is managed to the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply to achieve a Green Flag Award.
Of the 15 sites, 13 have also received the Green Heritage Award in recognition of their historic features and the high standard of conservation.
The City of London Corporation manages 11,000 acres of green space in London and south east England. It invests £29million a year in it’s sites which attract over 23 million visits annually.