Streatham Common takes Lambeth’s Parks to Green Flag high score

20 July 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Streatham Common entered the prestigious Green Flag parks and green spaces awards for the first time – and boosted Lambeth’s awards total to its highest ever.

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Streatham Common takes Lambeth’s Parks to Green Flag high score

Lambeth Council is celebrating along with residents and community partners after Streatham Common secured a Green Flag Award for the first time.

The news is testament to the hard work and dedication of the partnership of the council staff, community partners and residents that care for it, allowing everybody to experience and enjoy this important public open space.

Word from the Cabinet

 Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, Deputy Leader for Lambeth Council and Cabinet Member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “Lambeth now has 23 Award-winning sites, including Streatham Rookery which sits beside the Common, meaning both open spaces are now able to fly a Green Flag, demonstrating to everybody our total commitment to providing the public with parks and green spaces we can all be proud of.”

“Their members, staff and supporters should be rightly proud of what they have achieved together to make the Common a safe, welcoming, sustainable and positive experience for all of the residents of Lambeth, and those from other neighbouring boroughs, who visit and enjoy this precious yet unique open space.”

Green Flag Awards

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award is the international standard for quality parks and green spaces. Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I congratulate everyone involved with Streatham Common in achieving a Green Flag Award. The Common is a vital green space for the South London communityf, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers of Lambeth do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

More information

Lambeth’s Green Flag Award winners 2023: Archbishop’s Park, Brockwell Park, Clapham Common, Eardley Road Sidings Nature Reserve, Hillside Gardens Park, Holmewood Gardens, Kennington Park, Milkwood Community Park, Larkhall Park, Myatt’s Fields Park, Old Paradise Gardens, Palace Road Nature Garden, Ruskin Park, St. John’s Churchyard, St. Paul’s Churchyard, Slade Gardens, Streatham Common, Streatham Rookery, Ufford Street Gardens, Vauxhall Park, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and West Norwood Cemetery.

  • Green Heritage Award: Brockwell Park and Kennington Park
  • Green Flag Community Award: Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Eden at St. Paul’s Churchyard, and Windmill Gardens.

A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here.

Photo of Streatham Common Kite Day by Max A Rush