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Green Flag award for Wandle Park and 12 other Croydon spaces

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A REVAMPED park has been awarded an environmental quality mark.

Wandle Park has achieved the much-prized Green Flag stamp of quality from the Keep Britain Tidy charity.

The park recently had a major makeover, including the restoration of the River Wandle to the surface, a new skate park and a refurbished cafe.

Clive Playfair, a volunteer at the Wandle Park Community Garden, said: "The redeveloped park is great.

"Projects like the community garden and the festivals we put on are a great way to get involved with the local community."

Seven other Croydon Council-run parks, which already had the Green Flag, have retained the honour for another year; South Norwood Lake, Wettern Tree Garden, Coulsdon Memorial Ground, Coombe Wood, Lloyd Park, Happy Valley, and Haling Grove.

Farthing Down, and Coulsdon, Riddlesdown and Kenley Commons, all of which are managed by the City of London Corporation, have also retained Green Flags, as has Croydon Cemetery - meaning the borough has 13 Green Flag-approved parks in total.

Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: "These flags are a testament to the hard work of the council's green spaces team and our grounds maintenance staff.

"We're keen that more of the borough's parks and open spaces meet the green-flag standard in the coming years."

Green Flag award for Wandle Park and 12 other Croydon spaces


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