Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Green Green Grass of Warley!

Just announced! Warley Woods is one of the best green spaces not just in the West Midlands but in the whole of the UK.  For the sixth year running Warley Woods, managed by Warley Woods Community Trust, has received a prestigious Green Flag Award and that’s official!   Wow! Well done Warley Woods!

The award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.  A record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces received the prestigious Green Flag Award this year.

Viv Cole, Trust Manager told welovebearwood that “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the sixth year running from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that local people are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality. The Community Trust has been managing the site for 10 years now and its staff and volunteers are very proud of its track record of high standards.”

Photo Credit:  Ken Harrison Photography
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.”

You’ll see Warley Woods Community Trust proudly flying its new 2014-15 Green Flag over the Pavilion on Lightwoods Hill in the next few days.  

If anyone would like to join the Community Trust, volunteer or just find out more then call them on 0121 420 1061 or join the “Warley Woods Community Trust” Facebook group right here!

P.S. You can find more of Ken Harrison's photos of the recent Picnic in the Park at Warley Woods right here.  We're big fans!

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