Another open space in Haringey is now officially flying the flag of quality, after the prestigious Green Flag was raised in Queen’s Wood. The Friends of Queen’s Wood gathered with the council, other park users and volunteers to celebrate the raising of the flag, which follows an announcement in the summer that the green space would receive the nationally-recognised status. The Mayor of Haringey Cllr Jennifer Mann also joined the celebrations and cut a cake which had been specially baked for the occasion.

The Green Flag award is a marker of high quality facilities and maintenance and is awarded to a park or open space after they meet a set of strict criteria.

Parkland Walk also scooped the accolade this year, bringing the total number of council-run Green Flag sites to 20.

John Dorken, Chair of The Friends of Queen’s Wood, said:

    “We were delighted to join in celebrating the award of Green Flag status. Displaying all its magnificent autumn colours the wood showed just what a worthy recipient of Green Flag status it is and proved the benefits of all the hard work that has been put into its management by all who care for it.”

Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Environment Cllr Stuart McNamara said:

    “It’s fantastic to see two new sites among the raft of Green Flag-flying parks and open spaces across the borough. These Green Flags wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of Friends Groups, volunteers, partners and parks staff who join together to ensure our parks and open spaces are clean, safe and welcoming places to visit.”