Tarmac, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Herts Natural History Society have won a prestigious Hertfordshire High Sherriff Award for their successful working partnership at Panshanger Park, receiving the ?Highly Commended Award for a Voluntary-Private Sector Partnership?.

The awards, run by the High Sheriff in association with Hertfordshire Community Foundation, highlight, celebrate and encourage partnership working between voluntary or community sector organisations and the public or private sectors. 

Tarmac and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are working together to deliver education and engagement projects at Panshanger Park, making it a better place for wildlife and people, and encouraging volunteering and educational activities. The Award recognises the important role of volunteers, including support from the Herts Natural History Society for the two-day Festival of Wildlife that attracted more than 1500 visitors to the park last summer.

This year's Festival will take place at Panshanger on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July including guided wildlife walks, talks and children's activities as well as arts, crafts and the chance to meet local conservation groups.