Tower Hamlets park awarded ‘Green Flag’ status

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Sir John McDougall gardens have been recognised as one of the UK’s greenest spaces.

The park on the Isle of Dogs has been acknowledged by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the country’s leading parks.

The park dates from the middle of the 20th Century but was redesigned in the late eighties by the London Docklands Development Corporation.

Sir John McDougall gardens joins 11 other green spaces in Tower Hamlets which have previously been awarded Green Flag status, taking the total to 12. This is a record number for the borough.

The gardens are among 1,970 green spaces in the UK and a further 131 globally to receive a “prestigious” Green Flag.

Delighted Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Sir John McDougall Gardens to such a high standard.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd said: “Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”


Cllr Sabina Akhtar (second from the right), Cabinet Member for Culture, Arts and Brexit celebrates the award with parks officers. Pic: Tower Hamlets Council

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