Green light to submit application for award

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PLANS to put a memorial garden forward for a Green Flag Award are now well under way despite the decision to submit an application coming under threat by a spate of vandalism.

Tring Town Council is finalising the paperwork for its application for the coveted award, which will recognise Tring Memorial Garden as one of the best green spaces in the country.

The news comes just two months after council officials were considering whether to ditch its application plans because vandals caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

The park had just re-opened in November after a £50,000 refurbishment when the attacks took place.

The water feature, an electric supply box and fence panels were broken and the timer for the fountain and lights were tampered with, at a cost of £3,020 to repair.

The police went to local schools to ask young people for information and explain to them the significance of the gardens, especially in the run to Remembrance Day.

There have been no incidents of vandalism at the park since.