Welcome to the Potters Fields Park blog. This is where we give you general news on what is happening on the park and you can hear from Albert the Pug, our head gardener’s dog. You can also subscribe to our quarterly newsletter at the bottom of the page to get regular updates.

Green Flag Award success

Potters Fields Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces.

Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect Green Flag Award

Potters Fields Park in Southwark has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

Potters Fields park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Jon Tighe, Park and Events Manager said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the 3rd year running.We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Potters Fields park to such a high standard”.

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

Albert says; my diet is working

Albert the Pug here. Long time no Woof.

My dad Ian, the head gardener, thought it was time I share my BIG achievement with you all. As you know I’m a dog that loves his food, always have, always will. But there comes a time in any Pugs life when the dreaded DIET needs to happen and that’s been my mission for the last few months. It’s not been easy but I gotta say… I am looking good 🙂

I’ve gone from 11.2 kg to 9.8kg on a strict ‘obesity management’ diet. The cheek of my Dad Ian thinking I’m obese…. but luckily I’ve still been allowed treats, even if they are carrots.

So I have a big favour to ask all you lovely people. To avoid temptation can you please take all your food rubbish away with you when you leave the park and put in the bins?!? I have some will power but not enough to stop me gobbling up any leftovers I might find. Plus my Dad is getting tired trying to clear it all up before I can get hold of it.

Right i’m off for a little workout round the park but I’ll keep you posted on my diet progress. WOOF WOOF!