Tottenham Marshes is one of seven conservation sites within the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to have won an award in the London in Bloom Awards.
The Authority won six gold and one silver award under the ‘Conservation’, ‘Large Conservation’, ‘Heritage Garden’ and ‘Large Park of the Year’ categories.
The other winning sites were: Walthamstow Marshes, Myddelton House Gardens, Waltham Abbey Gardens, WaterWorks Centre Nature Reserve, Gunpowder Park and Bow Creek Ecology Park.
Dave Hutley, Parklands Manager said, “We’re delighted with this year’s London in Bloom wins which recognise the quality of what we do from east London out to Essex.
“The winning sites are home to a variety of flora and fauna and historically important artefacts and are hugely valued popular open spaces, attracting visitors from far and wide.”
The Authority’s Active Communities department, responsible for promoting and developing sports and outdoor fun and family-friendly activities across the park, now also holds the Quest Active Communities Award – the UK leisure industry’s recognised quality assurance tool.
Both the Youth and Schools Service and the Events teams scored ‘good’, whilst the Sports Development team has been awarded ‘Quest Stretch Outstanding’ – one of only four organisations across the country to receive such an award.
“This is the first time both the Events Team and Youth and Schools Service have been through the Quest Assessment process and the events team is the first one in the country to achieve this accreditation,” said Dan Buck, Head of Sport and Leisure.
“The assessors were impressed with the standards both teams have maintained over the last two years and look forward to seeing them continue to succeed in future assessments.”