Four green spaces managed by CityWest Homes have been flagged as some of the UK’s finest.
The four gardens have received a Green Flag award which celebrates excellent management of outdoor areas. Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, Lisson Green and Churchill Gardens all received the award, whilst Leeve House on the Mozart Estate received the Green Flag community award, which recognises well-kept community spaces.
This is the eleventh consecutive year that Lillington and Longmoore Gardens has been honoured with the award, whilst Lisson Green received it for the fifth time and Churchill Gardens retained its Green Flag, after winning it for the first time in 2016. It is the third year that Leeve House has received the organisation’s community award. The four gardens managed by CityWest Homes add to a further 14 which received the award across the City of Westminster.
Now in its third decade, the international award, which is run by independent environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, rewards well managed parks and green spaces and sets a benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces.
Teams at CityWest Homes have worked in partnership with residents to help create their award-winning spaces, which have been recognised alongside a record-breaking 1,797 others, including several Royal Parks.
Notable features of the award-winning spaces are the various landscaped flower beds, with Lillington and Longmoore’s colourful Jubilee garden having been created after a green fingered resident suggested a revamp of the area and succeeded in getting the Duchess of Norfolk to open the garden upon its completion.
Jim Myers, Head Gardener for the Lillington and Longmoore estate said: “It is absolutely brilliant to have received this award for another year running. It is a true testament to our maintenance teams and residents associations that we continue to receive these awards year on year.”
“The gardens on our estates provide our residents with cherished outside space in the heart of busy central London and we are proud to maintain them to an award-winning standard so our residents can continue to enjoy them.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”