Hackney does blooming well in London parks competition

Hackney has scored its best ever results for parks and open spaces at this year’s London in Bloom awards.

The borough picked up six accolades, including the overall silver gilt award for the second year running.

Well Street Common won first place in the commons award, Springfield Park won the silver gilt award and Haggerston Park got bronze in the large park category.

Clapton Pond won the silver medal in the recreation ground and small park category while Mabley Green Community Meadow came in at third place in the community garden award.

Councillor Jonathan McShane, cabinet member for community services, said: “Congratulations to all the staff, user groups, residents and businesses who have helped Hackney achieve its best ever result in the London in Bloom competition.

“It shows how much pride we are all taking in our local environment while making the borough more attractive for those who live, work or visit in the area.”