Huntingtree Park in Halesowen scoops Green Flag Award

A HALESOWEN park is among four in the Dudley borough to have scooped coveted Green Flag Awards.

The international quality mark for parks and green spaces has gone to Huntingtree Park in Halesowen, Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge plus both Buffery Park and Priory Park in Dudley.

The allotment association at Abbey Road in Halesowen has also built upon previous years success to sustain their community green flag award.

Councillor Shaz Saleem, Dudley’s cabinet member for public realm, said: “We’re thrilled that four of our borough parks have been successful in achieving the Green Flag Award.

“This is testament to the hard work and dedication of our wonderful teams, Friends groups and volunteers, who have worked tirelessly to make our green spaces a great place everyone can enjoy.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in making the awards happen and I would also like to congratulate the allotment association at Abbey Road Allotment for retaining their status.”

Alan Hackett, chairman of the Friends of Huntingtree Park, added: “We’re delighted to be one of the parks to receive Green Flag Status.

“It recognises all of the hard work volunteers put into this area and the vital partnership work with the council. I hope people will come and enjoy the park over the summer and beyond.”

Paul Todd, Green Flag award scheme manager, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“They are vital green spaces for the community. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

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