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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.”

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Vigil on Potters Fields Park

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will hold a vigil to honour and remember the innocent people killed and injured during the London Bridge terror attack. The vigil will take place at Potters Fields Park, a very short distance from the location of the attack, at 6pm today, Monday 5 June.

The Mayor is inviting all Londoners – and everyone visiting our city – who would like to pay their respects to join together at the park, near City Hall in Southwark, at 6pm, to remember those who have lost their lives, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm and divide us and to stop our way of life.

As well as Londoners and visitors, the Mayor will be joined by senior representatives of the Metropolitan Police, the British Transport Police, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade as well as civic, faith and community leaders.

Those who cannot make it to Potters Fields Park tomorrow evening are invited to observe a minute’s silence at 6.20pm in solidarity.

Following the London Bridge attack, the British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terror in the UK. Working in partnership with the London Emergency Trust (LET), the new fund will help to alleviate immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties. The British Red Cross has been running the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ appeal since last month’s attack at Manchester Arena, and is now establishing a UK-wide appeal to help people affected by terror attacks across the country.

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