Dacorum Borough Council nominated for a Love Parks Award

Dacorum Borough Council have  been awarded a Keep Britain Tidy ‘Network Award Finalist 2018′ certificate after being nominated for the Love Parks Award.

The Love Parks Award recognises an outstanding event or campaign during Love Parks Week, which was held in July last year. Love Parks’ aim is to ensure residents and visitors use local parks and protect these important, precious green spaces. The Love Parks certificate was awarded to acknowledge achievements in improving local environmental quality.

To celebrate Love Parks Week 2017, DBC visited local parks and asked people to tell them about all the reasons why they enjoy using their green spaces. DBC were able to capture individuals, friends, families and couples making use of their park in a range of ways, from skateboarding, dog walking and kite flying to bug hunting and exercise. The photos and videos of people enjoying their hobbies were then converted into a two-minute feel-good video compilation, which was shared on social media and on the big screen in Marlowes.

Portfolio Holder for Environmental Sustainability and Regulatory Services, Councillor Janice Marshall, said:

“We are very happy to have been nominated for this award. We take great pride in providing ample green spaces for Dacorum’s residents to relax and enjoy a range of hobbies.”

The Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group, of which we’re active members, also scooped an award for ‘Best Partnership’ at the Keep Britain Tidy ceremony.

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