Published: Thursday, 6th October 2022
The Royal Borough of Greenwich have placed 10th in the Good Parks for London 2022 report.
This is a huge jump of 14 places, with the borough ranked 24th in last year’s report. Special mention was made of the ‘significant improvement of Royal Borough of Greenwich’.
Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities, said: “The health and wellbeing of our residents is a priority for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Our 100 parks and open spaces are crucial to so many of the activities we offer to encourage physical activity, so to be recognised for the quality of what we’re delivering is a huge honour.
“We are proud to offer activities across the borough from walking groups to our Families Fund programme. Together our goal is to help people stay active and healthy, regardless of social, physical, and economic barriers.”
“This is a brilliant achievement for all involved and I’d like to say thank you to our Parks and Open Spaces teams, as well as our dedicated Friends of Parks groups who work hard to maintain our outdoor spaces to such a high standard.”
The borough scored especially highly in the areas of health, fitness and wellbeing. The report also highlights the great partnership between the Parks and Open Spaces and Sports and Leisure teams, who have worked hard to improve the quality of our parks and the activities available for people of all ages to enjoy them.
This achievement illustrates the success of the £1million Parks Investment Project in raising the quality of parks in Royal Greenwich and ensuring that they can be enjoyed by residents of all ages and backgrounds.
The Good Parks for London review and report celebrate the amazing work that London boroughs do to maintain and develop the capital’s parks and green spaces.
The report aims to promote good practice, raise quality standards and assess how London borough parks services perform against the ten ‘Good Parks criteria’.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is home to over 100 parks and open spaces. 13 of these have been awarded Green Flag status, the benchmark international standard for publicly accessible parks and green spaces.