Cassiobury Park voted one of the country’s top 10 favourite parks

It’s official - Cassiobury Park has been voted for by the public as one of the top ten parks in the whole of Britain!

Published: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 Cassiobury new pics 26

It’s official - Cassiobury Park has been voted for by the public as one of the top ten parks in the whole of Britain!

Earlier this year, Keep Britain Tidy awarded a record-breaking 2,061 Green Flag Awards to the nation’s best-managed parks and green spaces. Watford Borough Council and Veolia, which manages many of the open spaces on the Council’s behalf, have 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 completed by over 59,000 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. Oxhey Park was within the top 25 sites in the UK.

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Peter Taylor (Elected Mayor of Watford), Cllr Williams (Portfolio Holder for Parks), Pherenice (Cassiobury Park Manager), Peter Jenkins (Friends of Cassiobury Park) and John Priestley (Veolia)

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. The 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.

“Parks and green spaces have never been more important to us as we grapple with the coronavirus pandemic – they have been a haven for us to escape to and we are blessed to so many excellent ones to choose from in our town, including Cassiobury Park.”

Nick Graham, Contract Manager Streets, Parks and Open Spaces, at Veolia said: “We are delighted that Cassiobury Park has been named one of the nation’s favourite parks. With over 59,000 votes cast in the poll, it is a fantastic achievement to be placed in the top ten. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our hard working staff, who work year round to keep Watford’s open spaces clean, safe and accessible to all.”

Cassiobury Park and Whippendell Wood also received a Green Heritage Site Award this year, in recognition of achieving the required standard in the management and interpretation of a site with local or national historic importance.

To learn more about what makes Cassiobury a top 10 UK park, please visit watford.gov.uk/cassioburypark

NOTES

The People’s Choice ten most popular parks and green space are:

  • Cassiobury Park, Watford
  • Hollycroft Park, Hinckley
  • Margam Park, Port Talbot
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
  • Strathaven Park, South Lanarkshire
  • Telford Town Park, Telford
  • University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
  • Valentines Park, Ilford
  • Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets
  • Warley Woods, Smethwick

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