Seven parks and open spaces in Hertsmere have achieved Green Flag status again.

The Green Flag award scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces.

Places receiving a Green Flag this year include Aberford Park in Borehamwood and King George Recreation Ground in Bushey, the latter which has won the accolade for 22 years.

Oakmere Park in Potters Bar has received accreditation for an 18th time, while Parkfield, also in Potters Bar, has been recognised.

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Aberford Park. Credit: Hertsmere Borough Council/Blake Ezra Photography

Fishers Field Nature Reserve in Bushey has received a Green Flag community award for the twelfth time in recognition of work carried out by volunteers who manage the site in partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council.

Bushey Rose Garden has achieved Green heritage side accreditation while Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake, in Bushey Heath, has retained Green Flag status for the third year.

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Fishers Field

Councillor Seamus Quilty, portfolio holder for environment, said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive these Green Flag Awards for yet another year.

"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, especially during the pandemic, when our parks and open spaces have become a haven for residents during the lockdown for exercise, escape and relaxation. This award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining our parks and open spaces to such a high standard.

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Bushey Rose Garden. Credit: Blake Ezra Photography

Cllr Quilty added: "We would not have this kind of success without the hard work and dedication of our parks team and our grounds maintenance contractor John O'Conner Ground Maintenance Limited.

"I would also like to give a special mention to our friends groups.

"The contribution of our volunteers is particularly important and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in Borehamwood Four Parks Friends Group, Friends of Bushey Rose Garden, Friends of Fishers Field, Friends of King George and Warren Estate Residents Association."