Our achievements

You can view just some of our recent amazing achievements in this video.

At Welwyn Hatfield we are passionate about caring for our environment, tackling climate change, and providing safe and pleasant green spaces for all.

Our Climate Change Strategy inludes a commitment to becoming net zero by 2030, and using 100% green electricity in our council buildings.

It is important to us to enhance biodiversity and cherish our green spaces across our borough and you can read more about some our achievements in this area below.

You can also find out more about our latest news and achievement on ONE Welwyn Hatfield.

Anglia in Bloom

We continued our successes in the Anglia in Bloom competition and won two gold awards in 2023.

Pink and green plants on a wall

Our top awards were in recognition of:

  • Overall ‘Best BID Town - Welwyn Garden City’
  • Overall ‘Best Historical Parks and Gardens – Danesbury Nature Reserve’

We also received nominations for:

  • Best Public Open Space – Howardsgate and Parkway
  • Best Local Authority Display – Howardsgate and Parkway
  • Best Community Project – All Aboarders
  • Best Sustainable Planting – Anniversary Gardens

Tree City of the World

Autumnal tree with orange leaves on the ground

Welwyn Hatfield has been recognised as a ‘Tree City of the World' for the three years in a row and is one of only 19 places in the UK, and 138 worldwide, to be given this honour.

Our highly qualified team manage over 30,000 individual trees as well as various woodland areas, open spaces, allotment sites, micro-orchards and several sites of special scientific interest.