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Forty Hall Park Scoops prestigious national award

Published Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Enfield Council has been awarded the prestigious Green Heritage Accreditation in recognition of the work it has done to maintain, improve and care for Forty Hall Park.

The accreditation, from the Green Flag Awards, is presented in recognition of work being done to understand, acknowledge and share the heritage value of the site and enhance and conserve the park so more people can use and enjoy it. The accreditation is only available for sites that are more than 30 years old and is sponsored by English Heritage.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "I'm delighted we have scooped this prestigious award. It underlines the immense amount of hard work the Council and Friends of the Park groups do to make our beautiful parks accessible and enjoyable to residents and ensures we share and improve on their character and history.

"Enfield is one of the greenest boroughs in London and we're keen to encourage as many people as possible to get into our wonderful open spaces. This accreditation builds on the eight Green Flag awards we received for parks last year and demonstrates our parks team is amongst the best around at the moment."

To achieve the accreditation, the Council had to demonstrate it was able to maintain a good quality historic green space, understand the historic development of the site, develop and adopt a conservation plan and share the site's heritage with residents.

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