Ty Mawr Country Park hoisted its new Green Flag last week.
Friends groups, volunteers and staff from Wrexham’s top six parks were awarded the prestigious Green Flag award at Ty Mawr Country Park this week.
Ty Mawr and Belle Vue parks first achieved the award in 2005 . Alyn Waters and Nant Mill were then awarded their first Green Flags the following year and more recently in 2010 Ponciau Banks received its first green flag. Each of these parks has worked hard to maintain the awards each year since.
Green Flag Award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. The parks are judged against eight Key criteria:-
•A welcoming place
•Healthy, safe and secure
•Clean and well maintained
•Conservation and heritage
The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress presented the Green Flags and passed on his congratulations and thanks to all those involved in attaining and maintaining these prestigious awards.
The most recent new green flag achievement goes to Acton Park who have attained the Community Green Flag Award. This focuses on the community involvement in a site whilst also looking at the same elements of the main Green Flag Award such Maintenance, marketing, sustainability etc. Acton was awarded the community green flag based on the contribution of the Friends of Acton Park, Acton Park Community Angling Club, Cunliffe Bowls Club and Acton Community Council.