New green space wins landscape prize

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 14 November 2017, 10:02 am

A recently renovated public space in Edmonton in the London Borough of Enfield has won a National Landscape Award.

Planting the future with pupils from St. Edmunds R.C Primary School, mayor of Enfield Christine Hamilton and council leader Doug Taylor

Monmouth Road Green was developed in partnership with Enfield Council and Glendale, and opened to the public in June.

The project won the Community and Schools Development award and will be honoured in a ceremony on 1 December in central London.

The new green comprises a footpath engraved with words by novellist Daniel Defoe (who wrote about Edmonton in Letter VII) , with a retaining wall and a line of trees.

Pupils from nearby St. Edmund's Catholic Primary School helped to plant flower beds, which will be watered sustainably thanks to a new guttering system.

Enfield Council's cabinet member for economic regeneration and business, Alan Sitkin, said: "We are honoured to be recognised in this way and we are extremely thankful to all who made the project come to life.

"It is a truly breathtaking urban project and I hope all local residents will enjoy the area for years to come."