Plaque marks park’s regal status

The Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Herbert Chapman revealed a plaque on Saturday 20 April 2013 on Bovingdon Green, to recognise the status of Bovingdon Green as a Queen Elizabeth II Field.
The Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Herbert Chapman revealed a plaque on Saturday 20 April 2013 on Bovingdon Green, to recognise the status of Bovingdon Green as a Queen Elizabeth II Field.

A plaque that recognises Bovingdon Green’s royal status has been unveiled.

Mayor of Dacorum Bert Chapman did the honours in front of a crowd on Saturdya.

The park was granted Queen Elizabeth II Field status after topping a popularity poll in a competition back in 2011.

Bovingdon Green and Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead beat four other outdoor spaces across the borough in a public vote to bag the rating, which will safeguard their future for generations to come.

The accolade, launched to mark the Queen’s Jubilee and London’s Olympic Games, gives access to special park improvement funds and means the green spaces are protected from development so that they will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Bovingdon Green pulled in the most votes with a total of 170.