Harpenden Common has been named one of the best parks in Britain. 

The common is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award by the charity Keep Britain Tidy. 

Chairmain of the Harpenden Town Council’s environment committee, councillor Nicola Linacre, said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the eight year from Keep Britain Tidy. This award recognises and highlights that people in Harpenden and its surrounds are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality and I would like to thank everyone involved who works so hard to ensure that the common retains this status year on year. 

"I am grateful to the town council's officers, our contractors, all those clubs who use the common regularly and help look after it, and last but not least, our volunteer project workers for their continuing support." 

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces. 

"A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy. 

"Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before." 

Thousands of people were at the common on Wednesday as it hosted a classic car show.