Last Saturday was a day to remember for Frendsbury Gardens as all the hard work by local residents done over the last few years paid off as the garden was awarded a community garden Green Flag award. The community gardens located on Frendsbury Road in Brockley was once a derelict area of land which suffered from fly tipping and over grown vegetation. Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, Lewisham Council, Family Mosaic Housing and the South London and Maudsley Trust, the site has been transformed and is a hub for community activities such as story telling, creative workshops, bug clubs and food growing.
Green/Community Green Flag Awards are a national scheme, given to recognise the best green spaces. Lewisham has been awarded a total of 14 Green Flag Awards and 4 Community Green Flag Awards. Other sites in the borough to have received a Green Flag Awards include Cornmill Gardens, Sydenham Wells Park and Telegraph Hill Park.
Saturdays event was a well attended fun event with arts and craft, story telling and cooking! Cllr Wise and Cllr Millbank came along to congratulate the hard work of the steering group and its volunteers and the celebrations climaxed with the raising of the flag by the Mayor of Lewisham- Sir Steve Bullock.