Dacorum’s parks fly the flag as five of the country’s best

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In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, five of our local parks join a total of 2,127 celebrating success today.

Today, we have retained Green Flag Awards at:

  • Bunkers Park, Hemel Hempstead
  • Canal Fields, Berkhamsted
  • Chipperfield Common
  • Tring Memorial Garden
  • Water Gardens, Hemel Hempstead

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

After 18 months that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that five parks have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that look after these green spaces.

Commenting on the news that Dacorum has achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these five parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.”

“To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that these parks have high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and are places that support people to live healthy lives.”

Cllr Graham Barrett, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said: “Its great news that our parks have achieved green flag status yet again. We know that our parks and green spaces have been vital for residents’ health and wellbeing over the past few years and will continue to be future generations. Thank you to the teams for their outstanding work managing and maintaining these areas for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

  • Tring - Memorial Garden
  • Water Gardens Hemel Hempstead
  • Chipperfield Common
  • Canal Fields
  • Bunkers Park