Worcester Woods Country Park keeps its Natural England accreditation

Published Friday, 25th September 2015

Worcester Woods Country Park has met the required standards again and received a renewal of its Country Parks Accreditation from Natural England.

The Park first received this accreditation in 2009 and has since successfully applied for renewal as required by Natural England every three years.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for localism and communities said: 'Having our accreditation renewed by Natural England is really good news.  We are very proud of our country parks in Worcestershire and meeting a national standard for the provision of essential facilities and services reinforces everything we are doing and that we are right to be proud".

Tanya Feasey Assistant Countryside Sites Officer added: 'This is great news.  The accreditation shows that all the efforts staff and volunteers have put in over the years to make Worcester Woods Country Park an outstanding Country Park has paid off.'

To receive accreditation the park must meet a number of essential criteria such as being free to enter, inclusive and accessible and predominantly natural or semi-natural landscape, as well as having 10 of the desirable criteria which include a programme of events, café and play facilities.