Cassiobury Park voted one of the country’s top 10 favourite
Cassiobury Park has been announced by Green Flag Award as one of the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice vote.
Earlier this year, Keep Britain Tidy awarded a record-breaking 1,799 Green Flag Awards to the nation’s best-managed parks and green spaces. Watford Borough Council received 12 Green Flag winners for the parks and open spaces in area – a record number in Hertfordshire. However, to find the best of the best, the environmental charity asked the public to vote for their favourite.
This year’s poll was the most popular ever, with over 70,000 people casting their vote to decide on Britain’s best loved green and open spaces. Cassiobury Park joins winners from across England, Scotland and Wales who can all claim that they hold a very special place in the hearts of their local communities.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Cassiobury is the jewel in Watford’s crown – an amazing beauty spot with a lot of history behind it. With the new Cassiobury Park Hub, state of the art paddling pools with exciting splash pool and water features, a booming bandstand and a packed programme of activities all year round, it is not hard to see why the park is a top 10 destination.
“Cassiobury Park has met the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award and this recognition is an acknowledgement to the hard work of the teams that make them such great places. Alongside the park holding a Green Flag and being one of the 10 most loved parks in Britain, the Cassiobury Hub building recently won two accolades at Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards for Most Sustainable Construction Award and Project of the Year”
John Priestley, Horticultural Development Manager at Veolia who maintain Cassiobury on behalf of the council, said: “We are absolutely delighted to hear that so many people voted for Cassiobury Park. Being named one of 10 most loved parks in Britain is a wonderful achievement which wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our partners at Watford Borough Council, Veolia staff and our hard working and committed volunteers.”
Visit watford.gov.uk/cassioburypark to learn more about what makes Cassiobury a top 10 UK park, including details of the half term events coming up.