Posted: Fri 16th Oct 2020

Green Flag status awarded to eight parks and community spaces across Wrexham for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Eight parks and community spaces across Wrexham have been awarded Green Flag Status.

Acton Park, Alyn Waters Country Park, Bellevue Park, Ponciau Banks Park Ty 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.

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

Cllr David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport, said: “It’s a remarkable achievement for all the areas who have retained their Green Flag Status during such challenging times.

“I would like to say thank you to everyone involved as we are in local lockdown these areas are of even greater importance as people are choosing to visit in order to exercise and to take in the beautiful landscapes we have here in Wrexham.”

Across the country 224 parks and green spaces have received the prestigious Green Flag Award and Green Flag Community Award – from country parks and formal gardens, to allotments, woodlands and churchyards.

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 in early autumn to judge applicant sites against eight strict criteria, including biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management, and community involvement.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said: “The pandemic has shown just how important high-quality parks and green spaces are to our communities. For many of us, they have been a haven on our doorstep, benefitting our health and well-being.

“The 224 flags flying this year are a testament to the hard work of staff and volunteers who have maintained excellent standards under the most challenging circumstances. I’d like to congratulate and thank them all for their outstanding commitment.”

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