Rectory Park voted number #1 in Birmingham!!!
Rectory Park is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge Award
At the end of 2011 people all over the country were able to vote for their favourite green spaces as part of the Queen II Fields Challenge.
Our very own Rectory Park was one of the spaces to be nominated, and the local community voted in their hundreds showing mammoth support for the park.
As a result Rectory Park came 1st in the Birmingham area! And 11th nationally and was awarded permanent protection under the scheme meaning the park will be enjoyed for hundreds of years to come.
The plaque presented as part of the award was revealed by Councillors David Pears (Con) and Margaret Waddington (Con) of Sutton Trinity Ward.
Founder of FORP (2006) Councillor David Pears, thanked the local community who voted for the park and commented on the importance of the award and the status it will give the park – opening new avenues for funding which will help to drive future plans for the park further forward.
Also present was Jack Jennings, chair of FoRP, who told me about some of the future projects for the park including restoring an old dried up pond as well as a hedging project currently being carried out with Hollyfield Primary School.
(Images by Najm Clayton, www.suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk)