Croydon Council’s Mitcham Road Cemetery has been recognised by an international organisation for its work in maintaining an environmentally-friendly open space for residents in the borough.
The cemetery has won a Green Flag Award, which marks the quality of parks or green spaces. It is a sign to the public that the area boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is well-maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
The 51-acre site, next to Mitcham Common, is the largest of the three cemeteries managed by the council. The crematorium is located within the grounds, which includes an eight-acre garden of remembrance.
The cemetery is wheelchair and disability accessible and features ponds and water features, benches, and extensive rose gardens, which are cared for by staff who are on site all year round.
“It’s extremely pleasing to receive a Green Flag Award for 2018.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into keeping Mitcham Road Cemetery at such a high standard.
“We’re proud of the service provided to our residents and it is great that the hard work our staff put in has been acknowledged.”
Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport