23rd Jan, 2020

Green Flag continues to fly in city park

Worcester Editorial 5th Aug, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

ANOTHER city park has been given the green thumbs up by an environmental organisation.

Worcester Woods Country Park was given the Green Flag Award by Keep Tidy Britain on Thursday (July 30) for being one of the best green spaces in the country.

The park is one of 114 venues in the West Midlands to be awarded the accolade. More than 700 experts, who volunteer their time to visit the candidates, judge each one for their horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

Coun Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire County Council, cabinet member for localism and communities, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to retain a Green Flag Award for another year. This award recognises and highlights that people in Worcestershire are benefiting from green spaces of the very highest quality.

“The Green Flag is the national standard for parks and open spaces, and this shows Worcestershire County Council is continuing to provide excellent countryside recreation facilities and opportunities to our visitors form Worcestershire and further afield.”

This year, 1,582 places in the country have deemed up to scratch making it a record breaking year for the organisation. This will be the tenth consecutive year Worcester Woods Country Park has retained its title.

Paul Todd, international Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award,” he added.

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