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Our parks are flying the flag as some of the UK’s very best green spaces


Council officers receive Green Flag awards

A record number of parks and green spaces have collected Green Flag Awards this year.

Four of our parks are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

Bunkers Park in Hemel Hempstead, Canal Fields in Berkhamsted, Tring Memorial Garden and Chipperfield Common have all been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as the very best in the world.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that our spaces boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities.

Councillor Janice Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have maintained Green Flag Award status for four parks in the borough.

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to our residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining these areas to such a high standard.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.  

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

Find out more about our award winning parks.