Cotteridge Park has won a prestigious Green Flag Award which recognises the highest standards amongst England’s parks and publicly accessed green spaces. The park, which once once under threat of being ‘de-commissioned’ by the City Council in the 1990s, is now one of ten Birmingham parks with the status.
The green flag award scheme rewards park authorities and organisations who attain the schemes demanding criteria. This includes a clean and well-maintained park, conservation and heritage, community involvement and a healthy, safe and secure environment.
Karen McCarthy, Selly Oak District Chair, said: “I’m very proud to announce that Birmingham has another Green Flag park to add to its collection. This year we have added Cotteridge Park to our list, giving us a total of 10 flags across the city.
“Congratulations are due to the local parks team and also to Emma Woolf and the Friends of Cotteridge Park. Working together they’ve transformed the park into a real community focus, with an exciting programme of activities and new ideas such as the community orchard.”