Green Flag for Local Park
Boston Manor Park retains coveted award
Boston Manor Park has retained its Green Flag status ( a park of excellence) for a further year.
The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The award scheme began in 1996 as a means of recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country.
A record 554 Green Flag Awards have this year been given to sites across the country - an increase of 30% compared to last year.
However it has not been all good news recently for the park. Linda Massey of the Friends of Boston Manor Park said, "Not so good however is that, with the price of metal as it is, we recently had a pair of gates stolen (fortunately not the ornate ones on Boston Manor Road). Six tennis posts also went missing along with a heavy lawn roller. The thieves even risked being electrocuted when they cut into a cable to try and remove the metal casing. Sadly this caused the power to go out in the park which in turn affected the ice cream freezers in the Pavilion Cafe!"
On the bright side plans for the Brentford Festival are well under way with a record amount of people signing up to the event. There will be even more live music, food vendors and stall holders than previous years.
The next car boot in the park will be on 5th July being the first Saturday of the month. Any queries about the park, the festival, the new refurbished tennis courts or the car boot call 07913 791923
July 3, 2008