Green Flag

We’re pleased to say that once again eight areas in Wrexham have retained their coveted Green Flag Award.

Flags are awarded for areas that have excellent visitor facilities, high environmental standards and commitment to delivering great quality green spaces.

Acton Park, Alyn Waters Country Park, Bellevue Park, Ponciau Banks Park, Tŷ Mawr Country Park and Wrexham Cemetery along with community award winners Maes y Pant and Plas Pentwyn will all be flying their flags for the next 12 months.

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Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Environment, said, “Once again we are very pleased to share the good news about our beautiful country parks and green areas. It’s a huge credit to staff and the volunteers who spend many hours ensuring they remain in excellent condition for the thousands of visitors they receive every year.

“Their work is particularly appreciated this year following several storms in February that caused considerable damage to trees and a huge check and clean up followed to ensure areas remained safe and attractive for visitors.”

“Ten of our country parks are also protected for future generations under the Open Green Spaces initiative operated by Fields in Trust which ensures they will remain areas the public can enjoy for generations to come.”

The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. Independent green space experts volunteered their time to judge applicant sites against eight strict criteria, including biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management, and community involvement.

A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru

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