Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip recently joined Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Teji Barnes to raise a Green Flag at Stonefield Park in Ruislip.
Hillingdon has a total of 60 Green Flags across the borough, the highest number of any local authority in the country for the eighth year running.
Stonefield Park has benefitted from various enhancements over recent years. The council has installed an assortment of children's play equipment and outdoor gym facilities, encouraging residents to enjoy the open space and reap the benefits of exercise. Fairway Recreation Ground, Field End Recreation Ground, Highgrove Woods and Hale Field Park have also received Green Flag awards for the first time.
The annual Green Flag Award scheme, run by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises well-managed green spaces and is considered the benchmark national standard for public parks. Each space must meet stringent criteria, proving that they are clean, community-oriented and environmentally friendly.
Commenting, Boris said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to raise the Green Flag at Stonefield Park alongside the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Teji Barnes. There are more than 200 green spaces across Hillingdon borough for residents and visitors to enjoy and they bring huge physical and mental health benefits. During lockdown in particular they have been vital, especially for residents without gardens.”