Redditch Borough Council will receive a share of £9 million of Government funding to build or upgrade new parks and green spaces.

Redditch is one of 7 areas in the West Midlands that will receive funding through the Levelling Up Parks Fund.

Distributed across the UK, the fund is designed to help residents to better enjoy green spaces in their communities, which will provide a natural sanctuary for local residents.

The funding will be given to councils for parks, formal greens, and community gardens and can be used to build new spaces or revamp existing areas.

The Fund particularly focuses on the most deprived neighbourhoods across the UK.

A total of 85 areas will receive a share of the £9 million funding.

Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, said:

“Parks and green spaces in Redditch provide a peaceful space for residents to relax, exercise, and socialise.

“I am delighted Redditch has been awarded a share of the £9 million Levelling Up Parks Fund to improve our green spaces.

“Thanks to this investment from the Government, people of all ages will be able to better enjoy the parks and public spaces in our town, while restoring pride in our community.”

Cllr Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, added:

“The Borough Council is already making huge investments in our parks and green spaces.

“From the new play equipment and amphitheatre at Arrow Valley Country Park to the brand new café and toilets at Morton Stanley, we’re unlocking the full potential of our parks.

“This Government funding will ensure we can continue to improve our parks and green spaces for residents.”