Victoria Park has scooped up a Green Flag Heritage Award, which is sponsored by English Heritage and is “given in recognition of achieving the required standard in the management and interpretation of a site with local or national historic importance”. This is in addition to a Green Flag Award, which has also been awarded to eight other parks and open spaces in Tower hamlets.
Victoria Park is also looking to retain its People’s Choice Award, which it has held for the past two years, with the voting still ongoing and the winner being announced in October. All Green Flag Award winning sites are entered and you can vote for your favourite here, using the interactive map.
Mayor John Biggs said: “I’m delighted that this borough’s green spaces continue to go from strength to strength. Our Parks Team continues to deliver for residents and also the dedicated community groups that look after our parks have outdone themselves this year. I look forward to running our new awards up the flagpole.”
Councillor Asma Begum, cabinet member for culture said: “The council is working hard to ensure all of its parks and open spaces are maintained to the highest standards. The Green Flag award recognises this achievement and we are committed to making them the best that they can be.”
She added: “The Green Flag Award Scheme is important in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces. Access to quality green space is something we all desire and the scheme plays a key role in providing it.”
The other parks and open spaces are:
- St George’s Gardens
- Mile End Park
- Trinity Square Gardens
- Millwall Park
- Island Gardens
- Weavers Fields
- Altab Ali Park
- Poplar Recreation Ground