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East End now has 10 ‘Green Flag’ award-winning public parks

PUBLISHED: 17:45 22 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:45 22 August 2016

Children enjoying a summer’s day at Victoria Park thast's just won a Green Flag award again [photo: Rehan Jamil]

Children enjoying a summer’s day at Victoria Park thast's just won a Green Flag award again [photo: Rehan Jamil]

© Rehan Jamil

Children have been enjoying outdoor summer entertainment at east London’s favourite Victoria Park which has just retained its Green Flag award this year.

The country’s most popular public park voted top of the 2015 ‘green poll’ is back with another stab at this year’s title, along with eight other Tower Hamlets council’s open spaces that have also retained their Green Flags.

A new ‘flag’ has also been picked up by Bethnal Green’s Meath Gardens, by the Regent’s Canal, which now joins the list that includes Trinity Square Gardens at Tower Hill, St George’s Gardens in Shadwell, Whitechapel’s Altab Ali Park, Bethnal Green’s Weavers Fields, Mile End Park, Millwall Park and nearby Island Gardens and Poplar Recreation Ground.

They are among 1,700 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens up and down the country to receive awards.

Now the public can vote on their favourite until September 30. Vicky Park topped the poll last year for the third time.

Tower Hamlets has also been judged for its first-ever national nomination for the Britain in Bloom garden competition, with the results expected in October.

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