Local volunteers and Solihull Council are celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for 16 parks, cemeteries and green spaces. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cllr Ken Hawkins, said: “Our parks and green spaces have played a vital role for people through lockdowns as places to relax, exercise and meet friends and family. The news that we have retained all 16 Green Flag Awards in Solihull is testament to the hard work and dedication of both council staff and our army of local volunteers. Thank you to everyone involved in making parks and green spaces such beautiful places for everyone to enjoy.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd added: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Solihull’s sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“These are vital green spaces for the communities in Solihull and the awards are testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
The 16 Green Flag sites in Solihull are:
• Babb's Mill Recreation Ground & Local Nature Reserve
• Bentley Heath Recreation Ground
• Damson Lane Park
• Dorridge Park & Wood
• Elmdon Park
• Hillfield Park & Local Nature Reserve
• Knowle Park
• Lavender Hall Park
• Malvern and Brueton Park
• Meriden Park
• Olton Jubilee Park
• Palmers Rough Recreation Ground
• Robin Hood Cemetery
• Shirley Park
• Tudor Grange Park
• Woodlands Cemetery
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here