Ten parks in Wrexham are to be legally protected with green space charity Fields in Trust, following approval from the Executive Board.
Fields in Trust, protection will ensure the parks will remain available for recreational use and delivering environmental benefits forever! Ownership and management remain with Wrexham County Borough Council.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said, “I’m pleased that fellow councillors approved the report which will protect these parks from any future developments and will support our pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.
“It also recognises the significant contributions the country parks play to our communities and to the well-being of residents who can now benefit from them for generations to come.”
Chair of Fields in Trust Cymru Committee, Nick Cooke QC, said: “Through the pandemic we’ve realised just how valuable parks and green spaces are to our health and wellbeing, yet across the UK only 6% of parks are protected and access to them is not fairly distributed.
“We need to champion and support these precious spaces by protecting them for future generations to enjoy. That is crucially important, because once lost, they are lost forever. We welcome the pioneering decision by Wrexham County Borough Council to protect these ten green spaces for the health, wellbeing, community and environmental benefits this will deliver for Wrexham residents.”
The ten parks that will become Green Spaces for Good are:
- Alyn Waters
- Ty Mawr
- Bonc yr Hafod
- Stryt Las
- Nant Mill
- Moss Valley
- Acton Park
The Executive Board also agreed to receive further proposals for dedication as Green Spaces for Good.
Officers will now work with local members and Fields in Trust to progress the plans.
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