• Friday , 25 July 2014

Don’t forget to vote for our Green Flag parks – deadline midday Monday!

Press Release

Sandwell Council’s leader has urged people to get behind the borough and vote for its green spaces, including Warley Woods, in a national vote that ends at midday on Monday (September 12).

Councillor Darren Cooper is asking people not to miss out on voting for Warley Woods, which is currently leading the Sandwell charge with nearly 1,000 votes, as well as eight other local sites.

Visit www.sandwell.gov.uk/greenflag to find out more and register your vote in the Green Flag People’s Choice Awards.

Councillor Cooper said: “Sandwell is lucky to have nine Green Flag-awarded green spaces, including parks, allotments and even a cemetery.

“Warley Woods is leading the way for Sandwell with nearly 1,000 votes cast already and we understand it is right up there nationally, with a real chance of winning this award.

“Let’s all get behind what is a fantastic opportunity to put Warley Woods and Sandwell on the map!

“While you’re online voting for Warley Woods, please also register your support for the eight other fantastic Green Flag spaces in Sandwell as people can vote for more than one place.”

Councillor Cooper added: “There are nearly 1,300 Green Flag spaces across the country so we really need local people to vote for Sandwell’s. It’s time to stand up and vote for the borough!”

The nine Sandwell Green Flag holders are:

There are over 1,288 Green Flag spaces across the country. The national award is only handed out when judges at the Green Flag Plus Partnership feel the green area is well-maintained and of a high quality.

The People’s Choice Awards is a chance for further recognition – this time voted for by the general public – for Green Flag-awarded parks and open spaces, including cemeteries and allotments.

The top 10 nationally will be announced on September 21, with the top three claiming the bronze, silver and gold People’s Choice Awards.

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