Watford retains its three Green Flag awards...
(23rd July 2012)
Four the fourth consecutive year Watford Borough Council has won three national Green Flag awards for Cassiobury Park, Woodside Playing Fields and Cheslyn House and Gardens.
Green Flag awards are the national standard for quality parks and green spaces, and are sure sign that the facility is well maintained and managed, with excellent facilities for the public. It is the fourth year that Woodside and Cheslyn have been awarded their flags and an amazing sixth year for Cassiobury Park, which won its first award in 2007.
The parks are judged on eight criteria; a welcoming place, healthy safe and secure, clean and well maintained, conservation and heritage, community involvement, marketing and management.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill said: “Yet again we have proven that our parks and open spaces in Watford are of an award winning standard. Parks and green spaces have a huge impact on residents and visitors to the town, providing places to play and relax.
“Our Green Flag awards provide national recognition for our achievements and highlight the hard work of our parks staff who maintain and improve the facilities. Without their dedication and enthusiasm we could not have been successful.”
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