Industrial action - collections update

We apologise for the current disruption to collections due to industrial action by Unite the union. Find out the latest on the dispute and which areas we plan to collect bins from this week

Awards, accolades and recognition

Some of the recent awards received by the Council's parks department.

Date Award
June 2017 The Parks Service was awarded a Platinum and the Geoff Hamilton Award for the Best Exhibit in the Floral Category at Gardeners' World Live. Kings Norton Park and Playing Fields received a Green Flag Award
May 2017 Gold Medal Award at the Chelsea Flower Show
January 2017 The Parks Service was awarded the Wigan Cup for the Best Exhibit shown to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 2016 by a Local Authority
October 2016 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals
2016 Gold medal in Champions of Champions Category September
2016 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Heart of England in Bloom
2016 Gold Award in the Large City category and Cannon Hill Park picked up the Mike Garwood Memorial Award
May 2016 RHS Chelsea flower show Gold award
February 2016 The Parks Service was awarded the Wigan Cup for the Best Exhibit shown to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 2015 by a Local Authority.
January 2016 Darren Share, our Head of Parks, was awarded an MBE for services to the environment in Birmingham.  
October 2015 RHS Britain In Bloom 2015: Gold Award and winner in the Large City category.
July and August 2015 Gold Medal Award at the RHS's Shrewsbury Flower Show and Tatton Flower Show with the "Day of the Dead" display (a dahlia display as celebrated in Mexico).
June 2015

In the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums awards, the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park won one silver and two bronze awards.

May 2015

At the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Parks Service won the Gold Award for its "Three Hundred Years at the Heart" display (a replica display of Birmingham Cathedral) and the Best In Floral Marquee  Award.

January 2015 The Parks Service was awarded the Wigan Cup for the Best Exhibit shown to the RHS in 2014 by a Local Authority.