Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space.
In total, 112 community managed green spaces in Wales have met the high standard needed to receive the prestigious Green Flag Community Award (101 in 2017/18). These sites rely on volunteers to maintain their excellent facilities.
The flag will be flying at Plas Pentwyn Community Resource Centre in recognition of its excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.
Lead volunteer Moira Taylor said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded the green flag for the third year running. Many thanks to the children of Penygelli Primary School who come every week to help in the community garden. Thanks also to the whole community of Coedpoeth for their donations and for supporting our plant sales which helps fund the project.”
Local Member, Cllr Krista Childs said: “The volunteers at Plas Pentwyn work so hard and really deserve this award. The community gardens are a wonderful space, congratulations to all involved.”
The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. It is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.
“Dedication and enthusiasm of local volunteers”
Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Awards in Wales. All the flags flying at community sites are a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of local volunteers who work tirelessly to raise the standard of our green spaces.
“I’d encourage everyone to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the fantastic facilities we have on our doorstep.”
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:
• Maes y Pant, Marford Quarry
• St Mary’s Churchyard, Chirk
A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website.
You can put your park or green space on the map by getting involved too. Visit the Keep Wales Tidy website for more information.
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