We’ve always known we have some lovely parks – and now it’s official!
Dacorum Borough Council was recently awarded five Green Flag awards for its parks and open spaces, including Berkhamsted’s Canal Fields, which has held the award since 2008, and Tring’s Memorial Garden. Hemel’s Water Gardens also received the award for the very 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 mean 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.