After a month of voting, the nation has had its say and the ten favourite parks in the UK can now be revealed and Warley Woods is one of them!
International Green Flag Award Manager Paul Todd said: “The Green Flag Awards are judged every year by an army of more than 800 volunteer judges, but the People’s Choice is the public’s opportunity to vote for their favourite parks and it is wonderful that more than 30,000 people have done just that this year as the scheme celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
“Winning a Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work of local authorities and the managers of public green space up and down the country along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers. More than 1,700 parks this year are flying the Green Flag Award and the People’s Choice Award shows them just how much that hard work is appreciated by the public.”
The People’s Choice parks are (in alphabetical order)
|Alexandra Palace Park||Alexandra Palace Charitable Trust|
|Arlington Square Gardens||Arlington Association|
|Clifton Park||Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Elsecar Park and Local Reservoir Nature Reserve||Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Margam Park||Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council|
|Millennium Country Park||Forest of Marston Vale Trust|
|Mote Park||Maidstone Borough Council|
|Strathaven Park||South Lanarkshire Council|
|Victoria Park (Tower Hamlets)||London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Warley Woods||Warley Woods Community Trust|
Forest Friends will be back in Warley Woods on Thursday 27th October (half term) for their free woodland play sessions.
10.00am -12.00pm and 1pm-3pm for the under 8s (parents stay)
10.00am – 3.00pm for the over 8s (children don’t need to be accompanied). Booking is essential and needs to be done directly with Sandwell Play Service. email@example.com or 0121 569 6992
The CANDO funded golf camp will be taking place this half term, with an additional session for juniors from the areas surrounding Sandwell. Greg will be encouraging youngsters to experience golf in a fun and friendly environment. To Book call 0121 429 2440.
FREE Sessions for Sandwell Juniors available on
Thursday 27th October & Friday 28th October
5-8 years 10-12pm or 9-14 years 12:15-2:15pm
Don’t live in Sandwell?
Thursday 27th October £10 per child
6-12 years 12:15-2:15pm
Charity number: 1092754