Warley Woods, managed by Warley Woods Community Trust, is among a record-breaking number (1,797) of parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the ninth year running from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that local people are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality. The Community Trust has been managing the site for 13 years now and its staff and volunteers are very proud of its track record of high standards.
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. Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”
Warley Woods Community Trust will be proudly flying its new 2017-18 Green Flags at both entrances shortly.
Thank you to everyone who supports the Community Trust in whatever capacity. The Award is for everyone.
Looking for ideas of things to do in Warley Woods this summer?
We have Forest Play on Thursdays, Golf Camp on various days and football fun and multisports activities.
If you prefer doing things at your own pace, but want some ideas, then have a look at our Summer Challenge leaflet for inspiration.
We are celebrating some special bears in Warley Woods. Bentley Bear is part of the Big Sleuth – a trail of decorated sunbears, around Birmingham and parts of the Black Country. Our bear has been designed by young people of bearwood and created by Rebecca Cresswell. We also have our own Barclay human sized friend. We have launched our successors to the Humphry and Repton cuddly bears with our own versions of Bentley and Barclay who can be found in the Warley Woods Shop at the Pavilion. They are £12.50 each, with 50p of each sale going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
There are over 100 bears that can be visited on the trail and you can find out more here http://thebigsleuth.co.uk/ and Bentley will be in Warley Woods until mid September.
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