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Golden Havering is blooming!

Published: Friday, 27 September 2019

Havering is definitely the pick of the bunch as it shined brightly at London in Bloom, winning a host of awards.

The borough was awarded 16 gold awards, six silver gilt award and one silver award.

It also won the following special awards:

  •  Large Conservation Area of The Year: Hornchurch Country Park
  •  Country Park of The Year: Hornchurch Country Park
  •  Greener Streets – Better Lives Gold Award: Rainham Village
  •  Town Centre Gold Award: Elm Park
  •  Gold Awards for South Essex Crematorium and Romford Cemetery

The haul included It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards for Harwood and Oak Glen Residents Club, Friends of Bedfords Park and St Peter’s Gardening Group (Harold Wood ward).

Romford Cemetery and South Essex Crematorium and Upminster Cemetery won gold in the Large Cemetery award category.

London in Bloom is a campaign and competition where London boroughs, communities, residents and businesses can work together to improve their environment to make them greener and cleaner places to live, work and visit.

Councillor Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“This is a tremendous result and a great reward for the effort put in by residents, volunteers, community groups across the borough and Council staff.

“The hard work and dedication reflects the commitment and pride we have for our communities where we live, work and go to school. We are extremely proud of being one of the greenest and cleanest boroughs and will continue to strive for excellence.”

The full list of awards for Havering

City Award

Gold – Havering Council

Small London Village

Gold – Rainham Village

Town/City Centre

Gold – Elm Park Town Centre

Business Improvement District

Silver – The London Riverside BID

Our Community Award

Silver gilt – The Friends of Bedfords Park

Gold – Harwood and Oak Glen Residents Club

Conservation Area

Silver gilt – Raphael Park

Large Conservation

Gold – Bedfords Park

Gold – Dagnam Park

Winner and gold – Hornchurch Country Park

Country Park of the Year

Winner and gold – Hornchurch Country Park

Gold – Bedfords Park

Small Park of the Year

Gold - Havering Town Hall frontage

Park of the Year

Gold – Langtons Gardens

Gold – St Andrews Park

Large Park of the Year

Gold – Upminster Park

Silver gilt – Lodge Farm Park

Silver gilt – Spring Farm Park

Large Park (above 25 acres)

Gold – Central Park

Silver gilt – Raphael Park

Walled Garden

Silver gilt – Bedfords Park

Large Cemetery

Gold – Romford Cemetery

Gold – South Essex Crematorium/Upminster Cemetery

It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards

The Friends of Bedfords Park – “described as thriving”

Harwood and Oak Glen Residents Club – “described as outstanding”

St Peter’s Gardening Group – “Outstanding”

The London in Bloom Greener Streets – Better Lives Award – Rainham Village