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Green Flags will continue to fly across the Wrexham’s park as this year’s Green Flag awards are announced.

The county borough has five parks that have retained their green flag status, Bellevue Park, Ty Mawr, Ponciau Banks, Nant Mill and Alyn Waters with Acton Park retaining its Community Award.

Lead member for Environment, Councillor Ian Roberts, said: “This is excellent news and I would like to thank everyone involved in making sure our Green Flag parks retain this prestigious award. The summer holidays are here and I hope many residents and visitors to the area take advantage of the beautiful parks that are available to them free of charge.”

The parks are judged against eight key criteria:

A welcoming place
Healthy, safe and secure
Clean and well maintained
Sustainability
Conservation and heritage
Community involvement
Marketing
Good management.

Ty Mawr and Belle Vue Parks first achieved their award in 2005. Alyn Waters and Nant Mill received theirs in 2006 and Ponciau Banks received its Flag in 2010. Acton Park received their Community Green Flag Award in 2013.

The Green Flag Award® Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country. In 2013, a record number of awards were made with 1452 parks and green spaces currently flying a Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award.