Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria

Published: Tuesday, 18th July 2017

It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces.

Kings Norton Park wins Green Flag status for the first time this year, while 14 other Birmingham parks have retained theirs.

Sutton Coldfield Crematorium and Kings Norton Cemetery have also retained their Green Flag status.

The accolade, awarded by 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.

Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member for clean streets, recycling and environment at Birmingham City Council, said: “I am delighted that so many of Birmingham’s green spaces have yet again been recognised for their exceptionally high standards with these prestigious Green Flag awards – including Kings Norton Park, which now brings the number of Green Flag parks in Birmingham up to 15.

“Our parks and green spaces are part of what makes our city so great and are essential to our quality of life, whether they are encouraging people to get active, fit and healthy, or simply providing a peaceful space for quiet reflection and remembrance.

“These awards are a testament to the hard work of our officers, community groups and volunteers, who all play a vital role in keeping our green spaces well maintained for the benefit of all who use them.”

This year’s winners (all have retained existing Green Flag status unless otherwise stated):

  • Aston Park
  • Cannon Hill Park
  • Castle Vale Centre Park
  • Cotteridge Park
  • Eastside Park
  • Handsworth Park
  • Kings Heath Park
  • Kings Norton Cemetery
  • Kings Norton Park (first-time winner this year)
  • Lickey Hills Country Park
  • Newhall Valley Country Park
  • Perry Hall Park
  • Selly Oak Park
  • Sunset and Moonlit Parks
  • Sutton Coldfield Crematorium
  • Victoria Common
  • Ward End Park
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