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Offer of Sponsorship/Memorial


There are opportunities to sponsor features in parks and open spaces such as floral displays, hanging baskets, works of art, signs or events such as Britain in Bloom.

Sponsors can be local businesses or local centres, national companies or individuals. If you would like to find our further information please press the Offer of Sponsorship button.

It may be that your family wishes to remember someone with a memorial or commemorate a birth, wedding, anniversary or other life event in a local park or open space. It is possible to purchase a bench or tree for everyone to use and enjoy. Please use the Request a Memorial button and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Other options such as bulb planting or woodland planting may also be possible at the discretion of the parks officer.

The location of the memorial must be agreed with the local parks officer who will also advise you on a suitable bench or tree. They will arrange for the bench to be fixed in place or the tree planted and you will informed in advance so that you can make arrangements to attend.

If a tree dies within the first year it will be replaced the following planting season. Unfortunately we are not able to replace damaged benches.

Essential Information
  • This service is available in parks and open spaces managed by the Council.

  • Decisions made by the parks officer on the location and suitability of the memorial or sponsorship are final.

  • Sponsored and memorials features/events must meet health and safety requirements.

  • Parks and Nature Conservation

    Please request this service via our on-line form. If for any reason this is not available please call 0121 464 8728.

Frequently Asked Questions
    • We have built up knowledge over many years of the type of seating that withstands the test of time and requires minimal maintenance. We will only purchase benches from our approved suppliers.

    • We prefer not to encourage floral tributes within our parks and open spaces. As the park is open to all members of the public, the risk of theft and/or damage to tributes can lead to distress.

    • We do not allow plaques or signs to be fixed to trees. Free standing plaques are subject to damage and could cause distress to the sponsor.

      Plaques can be added to benches.

    • If you sponsor a floral display the sponsorship covers the supply of plants and also the maintenance through the season.
    • We will try and repair or replace the item if possible but cannot guarantee to do so. It may be advisable to replace the item with something more durable or in a slightly different location to avoid a repeat of the vandalism.

    • If you haven't been able to find the information that you need then the link below will take you to a form that you can use to ask us further questions.

      Service Specific Enquiry
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