Three Slough parks have been recognised once again as some of the UK’s best green spaces.

Herschel, Salt Hill and Pippins parks have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award. Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Slough Borough Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flag Awards for the 10th year.

Salt Hill Park has had a green flag since 2010 and this is the ninth green flag for Pippins Park – and for Herschel Park, the eighth year of being in receipt of the award.

The parks are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in 13 other countries around the world that received the award this week – 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.

“We are so proud of our award-winning parks and know how much hard work from our parks team and volunteers goes into maintaining our green spaces to such a high standard.”

“Having award winning spaces really contributes to the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors to our borough.”

Ian Judd, Herschel Park management officer, said: “It is great news to have achieved the Green Flag standard and be presented with the coveted Green Flag award again this year.

“It is testament to all the hard work that the volunteers and Friends of Herschel Park put into the park.

“I would very much like to pass on my thanks to each of them for all of the time and effort they pour into the park to keep it looking at its best.”