Watford celebrates another record breaking year for its parks
Watford’s green spaces have been granted more Green Flag awards than any other district in Hertfordshire for the fourth year running.
Once again, Watford Borough Council and Veolia broke the record, with 12 parks and open spaces in Watford now recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the country.
The 2019 Green Flag status parks in Watford are: Cassiobury Park, Woodside Playing Fields, Cheslyn House and Gardens, Waterfields Recreation Ground, Callowland Recreation Ground, Orchard Park, Oxhey Park, St Mary’s Churchyard, Goodwood Recreation Ground, Paddock Road Allotments, North Watford Cemetery, and Harwoods Recreation Ground.
This national and now international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is well maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “When I speak to residents, many of them tell me that our fantastic parks and green spaces are one of the things they like most about Watford. That’s why I’m pleased that we’ve got the highest number of green flags in Hertfordshire and one of the highest in the country. We’re always investing in improvements and next year I’m looking forward to seeing even more local parks and green spaces get Green Flag Status.’
Darren Harding, Senior Contract Manager at Veolia said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded 12 Green Flag Awards again this year. I would like to thank all colleagues at Watford Borough Council, Veolia staff, volunteers and friends groups, who, despite the challenges, worked very hard to ensure that 2019 is another record breaking year for Watford’s Parks.”
This huge success has been achieved thanks to a strong partnership between Watford Borough Council and Veolia.