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Lordship Recreation Ground and Albert Road Recreation Ground win gold at London Bloom Awards
The borough’s parks have been judged as being among the best in the capital after they won a host of awards at a city-wide competition.
Lordship Recreation Ground, in Tottenham, and Albert Road Recreation Ground, in Muswell Hill, both received gold prizes at this year’s London Bloom Awards.
They were among seven green spaces to be recognised at the ceremony – rated as London’s top environmental contest.
The success comes less than two months after the borough picked up a record-breaking 16 Green Flags, making Haringey’s parks the fourth-best in the country.
Haringey received a silver award overall and judges praised the quality of Haringey Borough Council’s children’s play facilities and green gyms in parks.
They also commended the work done to protect wildlife and biodiversity in the borough.
Councillor John Bevan, the cabinet member for environment, said: “I’m proud that Haringey’s green spaces are consistently recognised as some of the best in the country and this latest success is down to the hard work of staff and volunteers.”
Stationers Park in Crouch End, Ducketts Common in Turnpike Lane, and Tottenham Cemetery received silver gilt awards, while Wood Green Cemetery won a silver trophy.
Railway Fields, in Harringay and managed by The Conservation Volunteers, was named Conservation Area of the Year, while Alexandra Palace and Park also received a silver gilt award.