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Mudchute Park and Farm is one of the best in the country

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2013.

Mudchute Park and Farm is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The green space is among a record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Margaret Tracey the farm’s director said “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for first time.This Award recognises and highlights that people in Tower Hamlets are benefiting from a green space of the very highest quality.”

The record number of awards across the country means more people than ever before will have access to well-managed, quality green space, which is vital to people’s health and well-being.


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This summer we hosted our first wildlife fair. The day started as it meant to go on with blazing sunshine, enticing visitors onto the field. Each organisation brought information or an activity highlighting wildlife and environmental issues. People’s Trust of Endangered Species had a table dedicated to the hedgehog, children mixed goody bags full of mealy worms, seeds and raisins. These were then taken home to be left out for our prickly friends. London Wildlife Trust captivated our visitors with owl pellet dissection, tiny mouse bones were scattered over their table. Women’s Environment Network engaged the public in seed sowing activities, whilst sharing information about the work they do. LBTH Sustainable Development Team brought energy saving light bulbs and information on how to save electric energy. They also hosted a series of very popular pond dipping activities. Winterton House Organic Garden had an information stall that detailed the work they do, well worth a visit. Horniman Museum and Gardens came prepared with lots of bug hunting apparatus and the children found a plethora of wiggly and creepy little crawlies (my favorite was the Devil’s coach horse beetle). Our own Mudchute stall was appropriately covered in mud as children made seed bombs to be planted all over Tower Hamlets.

Thank you to all the organisations involved and to the visitors who made the day a great success. It was a great day that we will turn into an annual event.


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This Wednesday Mudchute Park and Farm is hosting an event to promote and protect wildlife. There will be natural activities from pond dipping, seedbomb making, bug hunts, seed sowing and arts and crafts. There will also be a plant and cake sale. Come down and discover more about the wildlife on your doorstep and have a fun family day out.

London Wildlife Trust, Horniman Museum, Womens Environmental Network, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, LBTH Sustainable Development team, Winterton House Organic Garden and Mudchute Park and Farm.