Watford’s Deputy Mayor and the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor, Cllr Peter Taylor, has unveiled plans for another boost to the town’s parks and open spaces.
Watford has 11 parks and open spaces that have achieved ‘green flag’ status – the national standard for quality open space. This is more than any other district council in Hertfordshire. Cllr Peter Taylor, who is the current cabinet member for parks, wants further improvements so that five more parks across Watford will reach green flag standard by 2019. These are:
• Colne Valley
• Garston Park
• Harwoods Recreation Ground
• King George V Playing Fields
• Watford Heath
In some cases, this will mean major improvements to play facilities and in others smaller conservation works.
Cllr Taylor said: “In a built-up area like Watford we need high-quality parks and green spaces. If I am elected Mayor I will make sure that we maintain and improve our parks so that they can be enjoyed by everyone. I regularly visit our parks with my children and the Liberal Democrat team is rightly proud of what we have achieved.
“If I am elected, I would make sure that our parks as accessible as possible – updating play equipment so that every child in Watford will be able to enjoy our fantastic parks.
“I want to make sure that all of our parks are maintained to a very high standard and that we go on investing in improvements. Having 16 green flag parks and open spaces – spread across our town – would be a tremendous achievement.”