Green Flag flies for Wednesbury park

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The flag is flying at a Midland park after the arrival of an accolade to mark its quality.

Brunswick Park in Wednesbury was awarded the Green Flag earlier this year and on Monday a ceremony was held as the flag was raised. Sandwell has more Green Flag open spaces than anywhere else in the Black Country with 12 this year, making it joint top in the West Midlands alongside Birmingham, which has the same number. The borough is also the only area in the West Midlands to have volunteer-run allotment sites with Green Flags – with three in total.

The national award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Wednesbury North ward councillor Elaine Costigan said: "This is very good news for Wednesbury and it is great for the park and due to the hard work by the council workers and the committee."

Two of Sandwell's parks also made the top 10 of Keep Britain Tidy's Green Flag People's Choice Awards, with four in the top 25. Warley Woods in Smethwick came fifth in the poll, with Sandwell Valley Country Park in West Bromwich tenth.

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