Broxbourne Borough Council has been awarded six Green Flags for its beautiful, family-friendly open spaces.

The Borough’s list of award-winning open spaces consists of six well-kept Green Spaces, including Cheshunt Park, Cedars Park, Cheshunt Cemetery, Barclay Park, as well as retaining community awards for Top Field and the Old Highway Recreation Ground.

These open spaces are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces, and 131 in 13 other counties around the world that will receive a prestigious Green Flag Award/Green Flag Community Award, the mark of a quality park or a green space.

This prestigious international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is well maintained, and has excellent visitor facilities on-site.

Councillor David Holiday, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I am absolutely delighted that six of our green spaces now hold this special status, and that we have retained our Green Flag awards for another year.

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’d like to thank our volunteers and Friends groups for their time and dedication to these wonderful community spaces.

International Green Flag Award Scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.

Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

For further information on the parks and open spaces in the Borough of Broxbourne, please visit: www.broxbourne.gov.uk.