Celebrating Harlow’s award-winning green spaces

Charity / Fri 28th Jul 2023 at 11:05am

PARNDON Wood Nature Reserve, Harlow Town Park and Harlow Museum Walled Gardens have all once again received Green Flag Awards, placing them among the best green spaces in the world.

It is Parndon Wood’s 15th consecutive award, the Town Park’s eighth in a row and the Museum Garden’s fourth.

Over 2,200 UK parks and green spaces have received the prestigious Green Flag Award this year from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The awards recognise and reward well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.

The Town Park and Harlow Museum Walled Gardens are maintained by council staff, HTS and volunteers. Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is maintained by council staff and volunteers and ECCO. 

A spokesperson said: “Everyone at ECCO is extremely proud to of contributed to Parndon Wood receiving its 15th consecutive green flag award!

The team at ECCO will continue to manage school trips to the reserve at low costs, as well as completely free of charge school holiday activities. 

“To find out more about ECCO, visit – www.ecco.org.uk

Councillor Nicky Purse, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:

“This is another amazing victory and proud moment for the hardworking and dedicated volunteers and paid staff who help maintain our beautiful green spaces so we can all enjoy them. 

“It is a real triumph to continue achieving Green Flag Awards and reflects the high standards of care which goes into maintaining these green and open spaces. 

“One of our priorities is to improve council services. By meeting the Green Flag standards every year ensures that we are always improving these facilities and what they have to offer. 

“Thank you and well done to everyone involved in this fantastic achievement”.

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2 Comments for Celebrating Harlow’s award-winning green spaces:

Cllr Tony Edwards
2023-07-28 11:16:10

Great - Well done everyone!

Bruce Downey
2023-07-28 12:28:37

My order of excellence..Town Park ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Pardon Wood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Museum Walled Gardens ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ well done to all involved and the Volunteers in particular..

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