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Celebrating award-winning parks and open spaces 

 Published on: 27th July 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

It’s awards galore in Bushey as the town has picked up Green Flag awards and a special accreditation.

Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake, in Bushey Heath, has won the Green Flag Award for the first year.

The park had extensive improvements during 2017, including de-silting the lake, planting a wildflower meadow and Christmas tree, improving the path network and installing a boardwalk across the lake, with enhancements to planting and landscaping.

The local community celebrated its grand reopening in June 2017.

The park with the longest-running award history is King George Recreation Ground in Bushey, which has held the prestigious accolade for an impressive 20 years. 

Fishers Field Nature Reserve in Bushey received a special Green Flag Community Award for the 10th time in recognition of work carried out by local volunteers who manage the site in partnership with the council.

Elsewhere in Bushey, Bushey Rose Garden received Green Heritage Site accreditation because of its historic features and standard of conservation, for the eighth year in a row. 

Cllr Seamus Quilty, Hertsmere’s Environment Portfolio Holder with responsibility for parks, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be awarded with these Green Flag awards for yet another year. We know how much quality green spaces matter to our residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks and open spaces to such a high standard.

To find out more about Hertsmere’s parks visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/parks

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