Borough boasts some of the best green spaces in the country

For the sixth year running, The Lawn Cemetery in Southway, Hatfield, has been awarded Green Flag status, confirming it as one of the best green spaces in the UK.

Lawn Cemetery

The cemetery is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, which will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award - the mark of a quality park or green space.


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


The ten-acre cemetery, which boasts an attractive parkland layout, is run by the borough council and maintained by contractor John O'Conner.


Stanborough Park and King George V playing fields also both received a Green Flag Award. Both sites are owned by the council and run by GLL. This is the 19th year Stanborough Park has received the coveted award, and the 10th for KGV.


Councillor Stephen Boulton, Executive Member for Environment, said:

It is fantastic news that Welwyn Hatfield has once again been officially recognised as having some of the best green spaces in the country.

We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Stanborough Park, King George V playing fields and the Lawn Cemetery to such a high standard.