18 July 2012

Myatts Fields Park praised as one of the best in the country

Myatts Fields Park in Lambeth's Vassall Ward has been awarded a Green Flag for another year recognising it continued high quality of cleanliness, safety and attractiveness.

Myatts Fields Park bandstand in Vassall Ward
In particular Maytts Fields Park, located in Camberwell, SE5, was praised for its community greenhouse and cafe both of which bring together local people and volunteers to offer opportunituies for training and skills development. the park was also praised for the way in which the council works with the local community.

Myatts Fields was one of nine parks in Lambeth to be awarded a green flag in recognition of their continued excellence. The other parks awarded a green flag in Lambeth are Archbishop’s Park, Hillside Gardens Park, Kennington Park, Milkwood Park, Ruskin Park, Vauxhall Park, St. Paul’s Churchyard in Clapham and St. John’s Church Gardens in Waterloo.

Councillor Sally Prentice, Lambeth's Cabinet member for Culture, welcomed the green flags saying "We have some fantastic green spaces across Lambeth and it’s not hard to see how popular and valued they are. Being awarded a Green Flag is a huge achievement, but with the criteria so challenging, retaining them from year to year is equally impressive. What really makes the difference between a good park and a great park is the role played by local people. We simply couldn’t have achieved these awards without the commitment of our dedicated park user groups, who have worked so hard to make these green spaces safe, attractive and welcoming. This is what being a Cooperative Council is all about.”

More information on the Green Flag award and Myatt's Fields Park