Chislehurst Commons have achieved the Green Flag Award!
Our Volunteers are proud to pose with the Green Flag during their weekly work session.
Thanks to Don Drage for the photograph.
The Green Flag Award is the International Mark of Quality for Parks and Green Spaces.
It is managed under licence from the UK Government Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government by Keep Britain Tidy, who also administers the scheme in England. Keep Britain Tidy sub license the scheme to be delivered in other countries.
Achieving Green Flag status for Chislehurst Commons is an acknowledgement of the many ways in which Trustees, Keepers and Volunteers have worked together to maintain and enhance our amazing green space. We were particularly pleased to read the Green Flag Assessor’s Comments in summary about Chislehurst Commons.
“A beautiful and valuable landscape with a unique arrangement that ensures sensitive and appropriate levels of management. The site is fully deserving of the Green Flag Award. The efforts of the two keepers, the trustees and the volunteers in maintaining the site are inspirational and the site exemplifies everything that is good about community involvement in green spaces.”
Chislehurst Commons is a rare organisation in that its Trustees and Volunteers are all local and unpaid. It is a community venture governed by an Act of Parliament.
The judge of the Green Flag spent five hours with us and walked over six miles during the course of the day! He saw all the four different habitats and their management plans. His recommendations will help us to develop the management of the Commons.
Our thanks go to idverde, the Council’s Green Space contractor, for sponsoring and supporting our application.
Chislehurst Commons are proud to display the Green Flag Award logo.