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Monmouth Road Green recognised in national award

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05 October 2017

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A disused area at Monmouth Road which was recently transformed into a tranquil landscaped green space has been announced as one of the winners in the National Landscape Awards.

- Monmouth Road Green in Edmonton wins a National Landscape Award
- The space in Edmonton is recognised in the Community & Schools Development category
- The landscaped area has been open to the public since June

A disused area at Monmouth Road which was recently transformed into a tranquil landscaped green space has been announced as one of the winners in the National Landscape Awards.


The public space, which was developed in partnership with Enfield Council and Glendale Countryside Limited, won in the Community and Schools Development category and will be honoured in a ceremony on 1 December at Grosvenor House in central London.


The landscaped area on the corner of Monmouth Road and Hertford Road in Edmonton comprises a footpath, with a retaining wall and a line of trees trimmed into an arc to reflect the Grade II listed crescent of 19th century townhouses beside it.


The project sustainably manages rainwater by allowing it to run off into surrounding flowerbeds. Flowers and plants were specially chosen for all-year colour and planted to encourage bees and butterflies to visit the area. Enfield Council was very lucky to have the gardening club of St. Edmund’s Catholic Primary School to help with the planting. A key feature of the space is a paved path engraved with a quotation from novelist and journalist Daniel Defoe, who wrote about Edmonton.


Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business, Cllr 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 breath-taking urban project and I hope all local residents will enjoy the area for years to come.
 
"The work at Monmouth Road Green forms part of the Council’s growth and sustainability objective, to attract investment and support sustainable regeneration and growth, as well as to provide residents with access to green, open spaces."


The scheme was designed by the Council’s in-house team which worked in partnership with Glendale who submitted the award application. Following positive feedback and to further honour all those involved in the project, Enfield Council will be submitting the green space to the Urban Design Group Awards. Watch out on Twitter and Facebook for the results. Follows us @EnfieldCouncil.