Impressive parks retain awards


In Herschel Park - Gerald Pleace (the council’s parks and open spaces manager), Robert Brannan (volunteer), John McDowell (volunteer), Christine Fox (volunteer), Metta Voight (Secretary Friends of Herschel Park and volunteer), Darren Beavers (Chairman of Friends of Herschel Park and volunteer) and Ian Judd (the council’s Herschel Park management officer)

Herschel, Salt Hill and Pippins Parks have been recognised again by the Green Flag Award scheme as some of the very best in the world.

Salt Hill Park has had a green flag since 2010 and this is the 9th green flag for Pippins Park and for Herschel Park the 8th year of being in receipt of the award.

This international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We are so proud of our award winning parks and know how much hard work from our parks team and volunteers goes into maintaining our green spaces to such a high standard. Having award winning spaces really contributes to the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors to our borough.”

Ian Judd, Herschel Park management officer, said: “It is testament to all the hard work the volunteers and Friends of Herschel Park put into the park. I would very much like to pass on my thanks to each of them for all of the time and effort they pour into the park to keep it looking at its best.”

The volunteers are in the park on Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, with tea and biscuits provided. Volunteers should bring a packed lunch and wear stout footwear and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Visit the council's website to see where all our lovely parks are located. There are also accessibility guides many of our parks and open spaces.


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