Westminster Parks Are The Best in London!
3rd August 2010
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Despite being one of the busiest and most densely populated areas in the UK, Westminster's parks have been named the cleanest, safest and best maintained in London.

Westminster is visited by a whopping 30 million tourists a year and scooped up 21 Green flags, which is more than any other borough in London. These flags represent national standards for parks and other green spaces throughout England and are awarded by the Keep Britain Tidy group.

Amongst Westminster's diverse prize winning green spaces is a quaint churchyard in the West End, a 19th century graveyard, a sports ground in Paddington and the newly restored Marble Arch. These and other green spaces have led to Westminster being at the top of London's Green Flag league table for the last three years.

Cllr Ed Argar, Westminster's cabinet member for city management, said: "We are very proud of our open spaces and put a tremendous amount of hard work into ensuring they meet high standards our residents, businesses and visitors expect from a world-class city. As one of the most populated boroughs in London with the additional pressures of a million visitors a day the limited open space we have is particularly precious. Our parks allow our residents and visitors to swap the hustle and bustle of the city for some peace, tranquilly and relaxation and winning this many Green Flags is an incredible achievement for Westminster."

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