Hertsmere swept up the credits at this year’s Green Flag Awards ceremony in Broxbourne.

The borough was the pride of the county, as Hertsmere claimed more prizes than anywhere else in Hertfordshire picking up a total of six awards.

The accolade marked the beautiful way in Hertsmere's parks have been maintained with Borehamwood's Aberford Park claiming victory at the event, alongside two parks in Potters Bar and three in Bushey.

Excellent facilities that the parks keep are often down to various volunteer groups, park staff and the grounds maintenance contractor John O’Conner.

Parks Manager David Smith said: “We are so proud of our Green Flags and couldn’t do it without the hard work and dedication of our amazing team, contractors, Hertsmere Leisure which manages our parks events and especially the community groups involved.”

Certificates and flags, which have to be displayed within each green space as part of the conditions of the award, were presented to representatives from each park by Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager at Keep Britain Tidy.

Councillor Jean Heywood, said, “The contribution of our volunteers is particularly special and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved.”