Six Green Flags will be flying proudly in Broxbourne this year as a new park joins the Borough’s list of award-winning open spaces.
Old Highway Recreation Ground in Hoddesdon has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the UK. The beautiful, family-friendly park joins five other green spaces in the Borough of Broxbourne that have retained their Green Flag status including Cheshunt Park, Cedars Park, Cheshunt Cemetery, Barclay Park and Top Field and Cozens Grove Local Nature Reserve.
A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is well maintained and has excellent facilities.
Councillor Dee Hart, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “I am absolutely delighted that six of our green spaces now hold this special status.
It is a testament to the staff, volunteers and community groups who have worked tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award Scheme to achieve this benchmark.
I am particularly proud of the success of Old Highway this year as it is the first time the Friends of Old Highway entered the park into the Community Award category - and it passed with flying colours.
I’d like to thank our volunteers and Friends groups for their time and dedication to these wonderful community spaces. We’re currently celebrating Broxbourne’s Year of Community so it is particularly fitting.”
Celebratory flag-raising events will take place later in the year (details to follow).