City Council park wins prestigious green flag award

By on 17/07/2012 in News

Birmingham City Council's Cotteridge Park has won the Green Flag Award.  The park is part of the scheme designed to recognise the highest standards amongst England's parks and publicly accessed green spaces.

Karen McCarthy, Selly Oak District Chair, said: “I’m very proud to announce that Birmingham has another Green Flag park to add to its collection.  This year we have added Cotteridge Park to our list, giving us a total of 10 flags across the city.

“The award brings together the site teams and the communities that use the parks.  Congratulations are due to the local parks team and also to Emma Woolf and the Friends of Cotteridge Park.  Working together they've transformed the park into a real community focus, with an exciting programme of activities and new ideas such as the community orchard.”

Birmingham City Council has also been successful in retaining other flags for parks across the city.

Parks that have continued to hold the green flag are:
Kings Heath
Cannon Hill
Handsworth Park
Aston Park
Centre Park in Castle Vale
Newhall Valley
Moonlit and Sunset Park
Ward End Park

Lickey Hills Country Park has also achieved its 14th consecutive Green Flag.

The green flag award scheme rewards park authorities and organisations who attain the schemes demanding criteria.  This includes a clean and well-maintained park, conservation and heritage, community involvement and a healthy, safe and secure environment.

For more information about the award go to – http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/news/2012/07/2012-a-record-breaking-green-flag-award-year!/

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