London-leading parks! 11 awards for Brent’s green spaces
4 October 2019
Fryent Country Park, Roe Green’s Walled Garden and Mapesbury Dell are among the green spaces that took home gold at this year’s London in Bloom Awards. Brent scooped a whopping 11 awards, setting a new record for the borough.
London in Bloom is one of the region’s most prestigious competitions, recognising the capital’s best open spaces and those who work tirelessly to deliver vibrant neighbourhoods.
Veolia manages the borough’s parks on behalf of Brent Council. Members of the team collected the following awards at a ceremony on Monday 23 September:
- Gladstone Park, Large Park Award (Gold)
- Roe Green Walled Garden, Small Conservation Area (Gold & Best in Category)
- Fryent Country Park, Country Park Award (Gold)
- Mapesbury Dell, Small Park Award (Gold)
- Gladstone Park Walled Garden, Walled Garden Award (Gold)
- London Borough of Brent, Overall Large City Award (Silver)
- Roundwood Park, Small Park Award (Silver)
- Alperton Cemetery, Small Cemetery of the Year (Silver & Best in Category)
- Barham Park Walled Garden, Walled Garden Award (Silver)
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for Environment at Brent Council, said: “I’m thrilled that Brent has been recognised for our outstanding parks and green spaces. Taking home five gold awards is no mean feat, and it’s a testament to the hard work of the team at Veolia, local community groups, as well as council officers.”
Lee Connelly, Contracts Manager for Veolia said: “Our teams work incredibly hard to provide Brent locals with premium outdoor spaces, and we are constantly working on community improvement initiatives to ensure our parks are as sustainable as they are enjoyable. I’m so proud to win 11 London in Bloom awards this year - a new record for our team, and the ultimate recognition for our dedicated staff.”
Veolia has been a key partner in delivering a number of sustainable initiatives in Brent’s parks for 2019. These include planting and maintaining the 22 wildflower meadows that make up Brent’s Bee Corridor, as well as successfully redistributing 130 tonnes of topsoil from Wembley Stadium to community football pitches across the borough.