Watford Borough Council continues to improve the town’s green spaces, with the restoration of Watford Heath now complete.
New footpaths have been framed with restored historical railings; the war memorial has been given a new setting, and unnecessary signs and clutter removed. The trees were given some care and attention – with timber tree seats installed, alongside new lighting and cycle stands. Lots of crocuses and daffodils have also been planted, ready to burst into life next spring.
Councillor Peter Taylor, cabinet member for community and customer services, said: "Watford Heath is much like a village green and very popular with those of us who live locally. It was identified in the council's green spaces strategy as one of our highest quality open spaces and so I am pleased that this thoughtful restoration has gone ahead.”
Carole and Dick Bamford, resident on the Heath since 1966, are very pleased with the enhancements and say it will make it a safer place for the many children who live there.
Watford Heath is one of 16 community parks in Watford – 11 of which have seen considerable investment and improvement since the council launched its green spaces strategy in 2013. Watford also has 6 main or regional parks, and 15 local parks. Six of the parks boast prestigious green flag status.