Two parks run by Brent Council and its contractor, Veolia, have scooped ‘gold’ at a prestigious horticultural awards ceremony.
Roundwood Park in Willesden and Mapesbury Dell Park in Cricklewood were both handed ‘gold’ awards at the 2015 ‘London in Bloom Awards’ ceremony in central London, which is the largest event of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Hundreds of communities across the capital, from London boroughs to small village communities, enter the awards every year, which recognise the efforts of those involved in each area in improving their local environment.
Entrants are assessed on criteria including cultivation, maintenance, sustainability, conservation, bio-diversity and community participation in the area, with each entry receiving an award that recognises the standard reached.
As well as the gold awards for Mapesbury Dell and Roundwood Parks, Fryent Country Park and the Walled Garden in Roe Green Park both scooped ‘silver gilt’ awards. There was further success for the borough too as Brent made a shortlist of four in the ‘Large City’ category to win a ‘silver gilt’ awar