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Flagging up great parks Cllr Melvin Wallace joined by members of Havering Friends of Parks groups, and council staff at Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Thirteen parks in the borough have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. Harrow Lodge Park and Haynes Park are the latest to be awarded a Green Flag by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Cllr Melvin Wallace, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community Engagement, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for Harrow Lodge and Haynes Park for the first time as well as retaining the awards for the other parks. It is recognition of all the hard work put in by both the staff and Friends groups to maintain and improve their parks for the benefit of the community.” “We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks to such a high standard.” The international Green Flag award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. The following parks in Havering retained their Green Flag status: Bedfords Park Upminster Park Hylands Park Lodge Farm Park Cottons Park Harold Wood Park St Andrews Park Lawns Park Raphael Park Central Park Rise Park

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Catering for visitors Visitors to parks and open spaces in Havering now have more opportunity to enjoy a cuppa or a meal with friends. A new café has opened in the grounds of Langtons, the grade II listed 18th century The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Van den Hende house and landscaped at the official opening of Lianna’s in Langtons gardens in Hornchurch. The café, called Lianna's, opened its doors in August. It's run by Jenny Thompson and is an independent vintage tea shop selling homemade cakes, made to order sandwiches, a selection of hot and cold drinks and afternoon cream teas. The tea shop also serves vegan and gluten free items.There’s seating for about 20 people inside and 12 more outside. Opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday - Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday.

In June Ali Erdogan and his wife Anna took over the café overlooking the lake in the Green Flag winning Harrow Lodge Park in Hornchurch. Now named the Lakeview Palace Café and Restaurant, it's open The view from the terrace of the café in Harrow from 7.30am to 6pm Lodge Park every day. The extensive menu includes all day-breakfasts, omelettes, pasta dishes, sandwiches and even full roast dinners on Sundays. Ali has more than 20 years’ of experience running a café in Stoke Newington, “We were a bit nervous about taking on this business but people in the area have been so kind to us and really welcomed us” said his wife Anna.

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Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

Living in Havering is a free community magazine published by Havering Council and delivered to 106,000 residents, businesses and outlets acr...

Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

Living in Havering is a free community magazine published by Havering Council and delivered to 106,000 residents, businesses and outlets acr...