Waseley Hills Country Park near Rubery, Worcester Woods Country Park and St. Wulstan's Nature Reserve near Malvern Wells are some of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.
Keep Britain Tidy has awarded three of Worcestershire's County Council's green spaces the Green Flag Award. Waseley Hills Country Park; Worcester Woods Country Park; and St. Wulstan's Local Nature Reserve in Upper Welland.
The award, now celebrating its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Cllr. Lucy Hodgson, Local member of Worcestershire County Council and Cabinet Member for Localism and Communities, said: "We’re absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for three of our sites for another year. This Award recognises and highlights that people in Worcestershire are benefitting from green spaces of the very highest quality.
"The Green Flag is the national standard for parks and open spaces, and this shows Worcestershire County Council can yet again provide excellent countryside recreation facilities & opportunities to our visitors form Worcestershire and further afield."
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Awards.
“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”