Judges are visiting Wolverhampton parks to carry out an inspection of popular green spaces in the hope of achieving Green Flag Awards.

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The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

City of Wolverhampton Council put forward 3 nominations for Green Flag Awards this year, West Park, East Park and Bantock Park.

Judges visited West Park on Friday 12 May and carried out a thorough assessment of the park, scoring marks out of 10 on several key categories to succeed in achieving the award.

Categories included cleanliness, health and safety, community involvement, biodiversity, landscape and heritage, environmental management, park management, marketing and communications and assuring the park is a welcoming place.

Judges are due to visit Bantock Park on 21 May and East Park on 6 June.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: "We are really proud of all our parks in Wolverhampton, they are well loved by our residents and attract many visitors to the city.

"Despite the pressures on council budgets, we try to invest as and where we can in our parks, for everyone to enjoy.

"Green Flag Awards are a well deserved recognition of all the hard work that goes into providing clean and green spaces. I hope the judges recognise the efforts our officers, volunteers and friends of our parks put in to making them stunning beauty spots in the city."

Green Flag Award winners will be announced in July.

  • released: Tuesday 15 May, 2018