While the weather is good, you could easily be tempted to get out and take advantage of the sunshine while it lasts.
If heading out, be sure to visit one of Wrexham’s open spaces and country parks – six of which have taken the prestigious Green Flag Awards for 2017.
The parks retaining the award for this year are:
- Acton Park
- Bellevue Park
- Ponciau Banks Park
- Ty Mawr Country Park
- Alyn Waters Country Park
- The Nant Mill Visitor Centre
Acton Park joined the roster of Wrexham’s Green Flag-winning parks last year.
The nationwide Green Flag Award scheme began in 1997, with the aim of promoting well-kept and attractive country parks, open spaces and gardens across Britain and rewarding those where volunteers and local authorities have been hard at work maintaining them.
Community Green Flag Awards
The other sites in the county borough which took the coveted Community Green Flag Award, which awards public spaces maintained by organisations such as churches, schools, community groups and others, are:
- Plas Pentwyn, Coedpoeth
- Maes y Pant, Marford Quarry
- St Mary’s Churchyard, Chirk
- The Wrexham Incredible Edible Project
“Fantastic open spaces in Wrexham”
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “I was very pleased last year when Acton Park joined the list of our Green Flag-awarded parks, and it’s always a pleasure to see our parks have retained the award for another successive year.
“We have some fantastic open spaces here in Wrexham with some dedicated teams behind them – volunteers and rangers alike – ensuring that they remain impressive and attractive places for the public to visit, so it’s good to see their efforts recognised.
“Congratulations to all those sites taking the Green Flag Community Award as well – it’s an excellent commendation.
“I’d recommend that anyone who gets some free time in the sunshine to get out and enjoy our open spaces and country parks – they all offer a fantastic day out.”
Plas Pentwyn, Coedpoeth, has taken an award for the second year running.
“Looking forward to next 12 months” at Plas Pentwyn
The volunteers at Plas Pentwyn work hard to keep the garden maintained, and have received help from nearby Penygelli Primary School, who visited the garden every week with a small group of children in a bid to teach them practical gardening skills.
The volunteers have also worked on developing a community orchard, in which people of the local community will eventually be able to pick healthy fruit off the trees.
Stacey Deere, Centre Development Manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded the Green Flag Community Award for the second year.
“Every year the garden improves thanks to the volunteers who love and cherish this green scape. The intergeneration work they have been doing with the school is fantastic and we are very much looking forward to seeing what the next 12 months will bring!”
Cllr Bithell added: “I would like to congratulate Plas Pentwyn on their success and I hope to see many more of these awards being given to the people of Wrexham in the future.”
Plas Pentwyn is an Enterprise & Lifelong Learning Centre run by Wrexham Council’s Economic Development team, and can be found on Castle Road in Coedpoeth.
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