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Green Flag awards for five local parks 

 Published on: 30th July 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Verulamium Park, Clarence Park, Bricket Wood Common, Sopwell Nunnery, and Hatfield Road Cemetery have all been recognised as among the very best parks and green spaces in the country.  

All have won Green Flag Awards, and Verulamium Park has also been awarded a Green Heritage Site Award.

A Green Flag Award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Cllr Anthony Rowlands, Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Sport said: “I am pleased and delighted that five of our parks and green spaces have received a coveted Green Flag Award.  

“We are particularly proud to regain a Green Flag Award for Clarence Park. This is testament to the work our team, along with our ground’s maintenance contractor John O’Conner, have put in to bring Clarence Park back to its previous high standard.

“Both a Green Flag and a Green Heritage Award for Verulamium Park is wonderful news.  We are not complacent, however, and will be looking to make improvements in the years ahead. 

“We are working with the Environment Agency and other partners to revitalise the River Ver and enhance the water quality of the artificial lakes in Verulamium Park.”

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