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Parks across the borough were recognised as some of the best in the country last week.

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Eight Havering parks had flags raised as they received The Green Flag Award – the benchmark for national standards for parks and green spaces in the UK.

Leader of the council, Cllr Michael White, cabinet member for Culture, Cllr Andrew Curtin and friends of parks groups gathered for the Green Flag ceremonies on Wednesday.

Speaking about the achievement, Cllr Curtin said: “Being recognised in this way is testament to the importance we place on maintaining our sites and the hard work of the teams who make sure they’re lovely for all who use them.

“I’d also like to thank the Friends of Parks groups whose support and community work encourages others to use the parks.”

The Council has secured the prestigious status for its parks since 2007 and since then the number of parks awarded has grown.

Bedfords Park, in Havering-atte-Bower, Cottons Park in Romford, Harold Wood Park in Harold Wood, Hylands Park in Hornchurch, Lawns Park in Collier Row, Lodge Farm Park in Romford, St Andrews Park in Hornchurch and Upminster Park in Upminster all achieved the Green Flag.

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