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Two Bexley parks to fly the Green Flag

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 July 2018

Lesnes Abbey Woods park. Picture: Bexley Council

Lesnes Abbey Woods park. Picture: Bexley Council

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Hall Place and Gardens and Lesnes Abbey Woods have been recognised as two of the very best parks in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme.

Hall Place and Gardens. Picture: Bexley CouncilHall Place and Gardens. Picture: Bexley Council

The international award is a sign to the public that the two popular open spaces boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

Hall Place and Gardens has also received the much-coveted extra Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the management of its historic features.

Bexley’s cabinet member for communities, cllr Peter Craske said: “This is great news for Bexley. These two parks at different ends of the borough offer visitors different experiences: one with ancient woodland, prehistoric fossils and the ruins of a 16th Century Abbey and the other with the river wildlife and the majestic Hall Place.

“These two brilliant parks are shining examples of clean and green local places, one of the key priorities in Bexley’s Corporate Plan that sets out our commitment to residents.”

The parks are among 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award.

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