By Tristan Harris 02/08 Updated: 02/08 20:25
THREE parks across Bromsgrove district have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag status, which recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country.
Sanders Park and the Lickey End Recreation Ground, run by Bromsgrove District Council, both won the award, as did Waseley Hills Country Park, which is the responsibility of Worcestershire County Council.
Waseley has won the accolade for the tenth year in a row and two other county council sites, St Wulstan's nature reserve and Worcester Woods, also received the accolade.
John Campion, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for Localism and Communities said: "Just getting a Green Flag Award is a real achievement, so I am absolutely delighted that these three sites have managed to yet again achieve such excellence.
"This a true credit to our dedicated staff and invaluable band of volunteers," he added.
Recent enhancements to Sanders Park have included improvements to the cafe, where visitors can now enjoy a courtyard style experience.
The work was funded by the district council, with support from the Working Out Project at HMP Hewell.
Coun Mike Webb, the district council's portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “For two of our parks to have been judged as among the best in the country and worthy of the Green Flag Award is an incredible achievement.
"The council’s parks and open spaces team and other colleagues have worked really hard to improve the parks and deserve recognition for their contribution," he added.
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