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It regularly plays host to some of Bournville’s most popular events, including the annual Scarecrow Festival and Christmas lights switch on.

Now Bournville Village Green has been named as one of the best green spaces in the UK for a fourth year running.

The Green, maintained by Bournville Village Trust, is among 1,797 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award this year.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Lloyd Gower, Head of Bournville Village Landscapes at Bournville Village Trust, said: “The village’s open spaces and parks are what sets Bournville apart and we are very pleased to be awarded Green Flag status for the fourth year in a row.

“The award is a reflection of the hard work of our landscape team who maintain, enhance and protect the Green, and other spaces in Bournville, all year round.”

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.

“The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

Often described as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Bournville, the Green dates back to 1900 and was part of George Cadbury’s original plans for the garden village.

It is home to the listed Rest House which was built in 1914 to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of George and Elizabeth Cadbury.

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