I've just come back from a long weekend away to find out the fantastic news about Warley Woods winning the silver award in the UK-wide Green Flag People's Choice Award.
I feel very proud especially as I love going to Warley Woods for a long Sunday afternoon walk and the award was voted for by the public - by you!
It's great news for Bearwood too as in the words of Council leader Darren Cooper, "It's just great,". "I'm absolutely thrilled. These awards dispel the myth that Sandwell is all about factories and industry.
"We've actually got some wonderful green spaces and these awards just show that people love the area and places like Warley Woods and Tipton Cemetery.
"It's nice to be able to say we've got these green spaces in an urban area and it just shows how much people appreciate them."
Here's a lovely picture of Warley Woods in all its glory: