Worcestershire Parks Receive Accreditation Renewal
Article created on 12th November 2012
Worcestershire County Council''s Worcester Woods Country Park and Waseley Hills Country Park have had their accredited country park status renewed under the Natural England scheme.
The two country parks first received their accreditation three years ago. They were among the first in the country to receive accreditation, and the renewal demonstrates that the high standards have continued to be maintained, as well as the dedication and hard work of all countryside staff and volunteers involved. Both country parks attract many visitors from the local area, as well as from across the country.
Liz Nether, Countryside Sites Team Leader for Worcestershire County Council said: "We are delighted to receive the accreditation renewal. This is testament to the hard work of all staff and volunteers. Both parks have free admission with free parking at Worcester Woods. The country parks include nature reserves, café facilities, play areas for children and are easily accessible from the surrounding areas and the motorway making both sites popular with many visitors. We hope that the accreditation will continue to attract many visitors to the parks."
In 2009, Natural England established an accreditation scheme to identify and recognise sites that deliver the core facilities and services of a country park, such as public access and on site toilets. The scheme is intended to encourage more people to visit country parks by boosting their confidence and expectations in the standard of the facilities they experience there.
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More information can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/countryside/explore-the-countryside/countryside-sites-list.aspx
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Further details of the schemes benefits can be found on the Natural England website: www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/countryparks/accreditation/default.aspx