Eaglesfield Park was one of two new Green Flag awards out of a total of 15 awarded to Greenwich parks in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
The environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy awarded Eaglesfield Park the Green Flag which recognises and rewards the best parks and open spaces across the country. The 14 other Greenwich parks were: Maryon Park, Avery Hill, Blackheath, Charlton, East Greenwich Pleasaunce, Eltham Parks North and South, Fairy Hill, Horn Park, Sutcliffe Park, the Tarn and Well Hall Pleasaunce.
Tribute to Friends of Parks groups
The Greenwich Time also gave tribute to the many friends of parks groups who give up their time to keep their parks pleasant areas for residents to visit and enjoy. In the Greenwich Time article Terry Powley, Chair of the Greenwich Parks forum said:
The two new awards, and the confirmation of existing Green Flag awards, is a tribute to the continuing enthusiasm and dedication of the friends of Parks groups, in partnership with the council”
Friends of Eaglesfield Park volunteer meets Green Flag Judge
Sonia Harris one of the Friends of Eaglesfield Park volunteers is pictured here with a Green Flag Judge and a representative from Royal Borough of Greenwich Parks and Open Spaces. Sonia said:
I was asked questions about the pond and the work that Friends of Eaglesfield Park have done to restore and manage it. The Judge was also interested in what difference the pond had made to local residents. I said that being involved with the Friends of Eaglesfield group had allowed me to make new friends. The restoration of the pond has brought together people of all ages; children doing pond dipping, adults planting and weeding the pond area and mature residents reminiscing and sharing their experiences of the pond just after the war.
The Friends of Eaglesfield Park group is extremely proud that the park has received this award. We are committed to working closely with the local community and Royal Borough of Greenwich to keep the park and pond a beautiful place for local people to enjoy.