Hoisting the Green Flag


Tuesday, 26 October, 2021

Epsom Common, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Ewell Court Park and Rosebery Park are four of the very best green spaces in the UK and that's official!

All four green spaces have been awarded green flag status once again. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

Councillor Alex Coley, Chair of the Community and Wellbeing Committee said: “We have some fantastic parks and green spaces in the borough. 

“After 18 months that have seen the borough parks and nature reserves play a vital role as places to relax, exercise and meet friends and family, the news that all four areas that we put forward have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the council staff and the volunteer groups that make these green places, the great spaces that everyone can enjoy”.

Commenting on the news that the four green spaces have achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Alex Rec, Ewell Court Park, Rosebery Park and Epsom Common worthy of the Green Flag Award.

“To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that the three areas have high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives”.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, the three Epsom & Ewell Green spaces join 2,127 across the UK celebrating this success.