Awarded for the sixth year

Colliers Wood in Moorgreen has been announced as an award winning green space for 2013.

Colliers Wood got its first Green Flag Award in 2008 and has retained the award every year since.

The site is among a record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces across England that will this year receive the award in recognition of excellent facilities, community involvement and sustainable working practices.

The national award, handed out by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces.

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.

Colliers Wood is widely used and is respected as a Local Nature Reserves with its array of wildlife.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Richard Robinson said: “We are delighted that Colliers Wood has retained its Green Flag award. It is a credit to the hard work and dedication which goes into maintaining it.”

The Green Flag Award scheme recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces.