Membership

The London Parks Benchmarking Group was established in 1999 by the London Borough of Newham in response to the requirements of Best Value.

The Group is chaired by Chris Welsh of the London Borough of Ealing, who can be contacted at the following email address: chair@lpbg.org.uk

The membership of the Group includes local authorities, private sector service providers, and educational establishments.

Participating organisations commit themselves to hosting the meetings, and bearing the associated costs, on a rotating basis. There is currently an annual membership fee of £100.

Members are expected to sign up to the European Benchmarking Code of Conduct

One of the principles of the Code of Conduct is Confidentiality. For this reason, access to many areas of this website is restricted to the Group's members.

The membership of the London Parks Benchmarking Group includes the organisations listed below:

Contractors

  • Enable Leisure & Culture (for LB Wandsworth)
  • Glendale Managed Services
  • idverde (for LB Bromley)
  • John O'Connor (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd

Independent Park Trusts

  • Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust
  • Jubilee Gardens Trust
  • Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators

London Boroughs

  • City of Westminster
  • London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • London Borough of Brent
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Ealing
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  • London Borough of Haringey
  • London Borough of Harrow
  • London Borough of Havering
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • London Borough of Islington
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Newham
  • London Borough of Redbridge
  • London Borough of Richmond
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Other Organisations

  • Capel Manor College
  • City of London Corporation
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Habitats and Heritage
  • Hertsmere Borough Council
  • Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
  • London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Parks for London
  • Peabody
  • Slough Borough Council
  • The Royal Parks
  • Watford Council