Green flags for Herschel and Salt Hill

Published: 24 July 2017

Green flags are flying again at Herschel and Salt Hill Parks after they both scooped the prestigious park quality award for the sixth and seventh year running.

This international Green Flag award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Councillor Joginder Bal, commissioner for the environment and leisure, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flags again this year. And we are particularly proud of Salt Hill Park, which has come a long way in recent years.

“It takes a lot of people and a lot of work to maintain the high standards needed to receive a Green Flag and I congratulate the parks team, Amey, our partners and our volunteers for their achievements.

“I encourage people to go out and make the most of these parks and the other wonderful green spaces we have on our doorstep.”

A record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces have received a Green Flag this year.

Councillor Bal added: “We are celebrating everything great about our green spaces this summer with our Love Slough’s Parks campaign and I would encourage people to sign up to our facebook page to find out everything there is to do in our parks and open spaces during the holidays.”

There is still time to take part in the Love Slough’s Parks photography competition to find the best 12 photographs taken of any of the borough’s parks and open spaces..

The competition is open until 30 July for any and all images taken in, or of, Slough’s parks with the 12 chosen winning images being printed large on canvas and displayed at The Curve for all to see later in the summer.

And then when the exhibition is over each winning photographer will be able to take their canvas and also a complementary copy of a special 2018 calendar which will be created from all 12 winning shots.

Pictures should be 10mb or smaller and 300dpi and entries should be emailed to communications@slough.gov.uk with the time and place of the image and the details of the photographer.

The council’s Love Slough’s Parks facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/lovesloughparks