Harpenden Common scoops another Green Flag award

Green Flag award to Harpenden town council

Green Flag award to Harpenden town council - Credit: Archant

FOR the seventh year in succession, Harpenden Common has won a Green Flag Award.

The common joins seven other parks and green spaces in the St Albans district to win a Green Flag Award this year, one of which is the neighbouring Rothamsted Park in Harpenden.

The awards, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country with a record 1,447 sites receiving a Green Flag this year.

Harpenden Town Mayor, Councillor Rosemary Farmer, said she was “absolutely delighted” by the award. She added: “This is a great tribute to all the hard work that has taken place and a wonderful achievement for our community.”

Councillor Simon Leadbeater, the town council’s chair of environment, commented: “Harpenden Common is a wonderful asset, which is maintained at the high standard it has achieved through partnerships with a variety of organisations and agencies.”