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Glendale is delighted to have achieved a further 15 Green Flag Awards for the parks they maintain in partnership with London Borough of Lewisham and to be ranked 2nd overall out of a total of 32 participating London Boroughs. Glendale, scoring 46.25 only missed out by 1.5 points from overall winner Lambeth in the latest round of national awards, but even this could not dampen the enthusiasm and feeling of achievement across the entire Glendale estate.
The scoring was made up of 10 areas of operation with each area carefully considered and allocated an individual score. The scoring categories were public satisfaction, awards for quality, collaboration, supporting nature, community involvement, skills development, events, health, fitness and wellbeing, sustainability and strategic planning with Glendale scoring the maximum available points in 6 out of the 10 categories. Glendale now have over 180 Green Flag Awards attributed to the excellent landscape maintenance work they deliver for our beautiful parks across the UK.
During these uncertain times, the parks have been crucial for people to get outdoors. This is especially true for people living in London, who may not have the luxury of a garden. The parks have provided a place for people to exercise and have been important in maintaining mental health and wellbeing during lockdown. Glendale have been working hard in Lewisham to keep parks in top condition for people to enjoy.
The Green Flag Award® is a non-profit international accreditation scheme that recognises and rewards professionally managed parks and green spaces. Originating in 1996 – today the Green Flag Award proudly flies above more than 2,000 places in over 15 countries around the world.
The Green Flag Award recognises and rewards the hard work of managers, staff, and volunteers whilst also supporting ongoing improvements by:
• Raising the profile of public parks and recognising their value to the community
• Helping to protect funding, staffing and resources.
• Providing an independent assessment & written feedback report by sector professionals
• Providing a framework to develop a long-term Management Plan.
Applications are submitted every year and are assessed by the judges over two stages – a review of management documentation followed by a judge’s site visit. All applicants that meet the international standard receive the Green Flag Award flag in recognition of their success. The judges are trained parks and green space professionals who give their time voluntarily to support the scheme. The network of over 1,000 judges around the world include park & landscape managers and other sector related specialists.
Glendale offers an all-encompassing green space management service at a national and local level. They are skilled designers, suppliers and distributors of grounds maintenance, tree management, landscaping, landscape architectural services, planning consultancy and woodland management activities, tackling these, and various other green space management tasks, for public and private sector clients across the UK.
Glendale is a national company with a local feel, led by a team who care deeply about their people and the industry, and they are dedicated to delivering the best possible service for clients across the UK.
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