Grounds Team Barbecue

To celebrate a successful graduation week and being re-awarded Green Flags for both Streatham and St. Luke’s the Grounds staff were treated to a celebration barbecue at the end of July.  We also had an award ceremony and Peter, the Assistant Grounds Manager for the Central Estate Team won Gardener of the Year!

Grounds staff at the celebration barbecue

Grounds staff at the celebration barbecue

Peter - Gardener of the Year

Peter – Gardener of the Year receiving his award from Norrie from the Green Impact Unit and Iain Park, the Director of Grounds

 

 

 

Green Flag 2014-15

We are delighted to be able to announce that both the St Luke’s Campus and Streatham Campus have been awarded the Green Flag, recognising them as being among the best green spaces in the country.  The Green Flag judges assessed us against eight strict criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. Our Grounds Teams work extremely hard to ensure the grounds are looking their best, so it is great to get this award in recognition.

We will be having our flag-raising ceremonies in the next couple of weeks, so we will post more photos when we get them, until then, we can show off our certificates!

Green Flag 2014 Certificate (Streatham Campus)

Green Flag 2014 Certificate (St Lukes Campus)

Stolen Rockery Plants from War Memorial

Sad news to announce that eight plants were stolen from the Taddiforde Valley War Memorial rockery on Rennes Drive last week. This was clearly a premeditated attack as it looks as though the plants were removed with a trowel. Its upsetting for the Grounds staff to have their hard work vandalised, especially in such a sentimental location, and shows complete disrespect for a war memorial.

 

Stolen Rockery Plants