We’ve gained five Green Flag awards for our parks and open spaces. The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom.
We hosted the prestigious Hertfordshire Green Flag Awards at the Forum on Friday 20 July. The Mayor of Dacorum, community groups, volunteers, councillors plus Dacorum and Hertfordshire County Council officers all came together to celebrate the Awards ceremony.
The following parks and open spaces were once again awarded the Green Flag:
- Bunkers Park (awarded a Green Flag in 2015)
- Canal Fields (has held the Green Flag Award since 2008)
- Chipperfield Common (has held the Green Flag Award since 2008)
- Tring Memorial Garden (awarded the Green Flag Award in 2012)
In addition, the Water Gardens received the prestigious award for the first time.
Janice Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said: “We know how important our green spaces are to residents and visitors and that is why we are absolutely committed to making sure that they are safe, welcoming and well maintained.
“Achieving these Green Flag awards means that the hard work and commitment of everyone involved is recognised, and I would like to thank the community and volunteer groups, together with council staff, for their hard work and dedication in making this happen."
To be awarded a Green Flag a park or open space must meet certain standards. These include being a welcoming place, healthy, safe and secure, well maintained and clean and having the support and involvement of the local community.
A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Full details of our Green Flag parks and green spaces can be found on our Award-winning parks page.
The awards rely on partnership working between the Council, town and parish councils and the local community, through our friends groups, to maintain high standards in council-run parks. Visit the national Green Flag Award website for further details.