A record number of 15 parks and open spaces in Hounslow have all been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award.
Jersey Gardens has a Green Flag for the first time and joins Feltham Green, Turnham Green, Dukes Meadows, Boston Manor Park, Redlees Park, Beaversfield Park, Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Chiswick Back Common, St Dunstan’s Park, Lampton Park, St John’s Gardens, Crane Park, Inwood Park and Church Road Allotment.
Having the Green Flag means being registered officially as being one of the very best parks and open spaces in the UK and is a mark of a quality park or green space.
Carillion manage the parks on behalf of the council, and maintain many of the facilities provided, including the play areas, sports facilities, trees, grass and flower beds.
These green spaces sit among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and open spaces that have received the award this year.
A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the park or green area boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Councillor Corinna Smart, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “This is a fantastic achievement to have 15 Green Flags parks and open spaces in our borough.
“We are extremely proud and the award of the Green Flags is a result of the hard work that is carried out by the council, Carillion and very importantly, the many volunteers and park groups from our local community, to keep the parks and open spaces that are very precious to us, restored and in wonderful condition for people to enjoy.
“It is a joy to have our parks and open spaces in what is a busy London borough and to have them nationally recognised as being amongst the best, is great for Hounslow.”