20 Oct Harlow volunteers and council staff celebrate Green Flag achievements
Volunteers and Harlow Council staff have been celebrating this week after winning prestigious Green Flag awards for the parks and green spaces they help maintain.
Harlow Town Park, Parndon Wood Nature Reserve and Harlow Museum and Walled Gardens were officially announced as Green Flag award winners on Thursday 14 October 2021.
It is the sixth time that the Town Park has scooped the award, an amazing 13th in a row for Parndon Wood Nature Reserve and Harlow Museum and Walled Garden’s second.
In addition to the council’s sites, Harlow Mill has also achieved Green Flag status once again.
The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and recognises and rewards places which are well-managed and maintained.
Councillor Alastair Gunn, portfolio holder for environment, who visited Parndon Wood Nature Reserve this week to thank volunteers, said: “To achieve the standards required to obtain these awards year after year is not easy. Our officers, colleagues at HTS and our wonderful groups of volunteers put in so much work each and every week to make these spaces somewhere that residents and visitors to our town can relax in, enjoy and be proud of. Thank you to everyone involved.”