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.

The current breakdown of membership is as follows:

Type of OrganisationNumber
Contractor6
Individual5
Linked Group3
London Local Authority31
Other Local Authority5
Other Organisation4
Total54

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

One of the principles of 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 in the table below. Click on the name of the organisation for a direct link to the parks pages of the organisation's website where appropriate and where this information has been provided.

Type of OrganisationOrganisation
Linked GroupField Studies Council
Linked GroupGreenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL)
Linked GroupParks for London
London Local AuthorityCity of London
London Local AuthorityCity of Westminster
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Barnet
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Bexley
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Brent
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Bromley
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Camden
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Croydon
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Ealing
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Enfield
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Greenwich
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Hackney
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Haringey
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Harrow
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Havering
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Hounslow
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Islington
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Lambeth
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Merton
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Newham
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Redbridge
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Richmond
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Southwark
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Sutton
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
London Local AuthorityLondon Borough of Wandsworth
London Local AuthorityRoyal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Other Local AuthorityHertsmere Borough Council
Other Local AuthorityLuton Borough Council
Other Local AuthoritySlough Borough Council
Other Local AuthorityStates of Jersey
Other Local AuthorityWatford Borough Council
Other OrganisationAlexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust
Other OrganisationCapel Manor College
Other OrganisationLee Valley Regional Park Authority
Other OrganisationThe Royal Parks