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Parks Highly Commended in National Award

The Environment and Culture directorate has won a national award for its parks. The announcement was made at an event held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by broadcaster and publisher, Andrew Neil.

The award was made by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) in recognition of how efficient the city’s parks are managed and maintained, providing value for money for the Council and residents alike.

The award was made following a rigorous competitive process involving applications from councils across the UK.

The city’s entry, Birmingham Parks – Shaping Up for the Future was submitted by assistant director, Penny Smith, and head of parks, Darren Share who both faced a grilling by the judging panel.

The LGC is committed to sharing and promoting best practice and works closely with the Local Government Improvement & Development Agency (formerly IDeA).

You can also find out more about the LGC awards at www.lgcawards.co.uk

LGC Awards 2011 Highly Commended logo