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Conwy County Borough Council achieve prestigious Green Flag Awards

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Conwy County Borough Council achieve prestigious Green Flag Awards

Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space. 

221 parks and green spaces have met the high standards needed to receive the coveted Green Flag Award and Green Flag Community Award. They include a diverse range of sites, from urban parks and housing estates, to university campuses and farms.

The flags will be flying at 18 sites in Conwy County in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.

Full Award

  • Tre Cwm, Llandudno
  • Parc Peulwys, Old Colwyn
  • Great Orme Country Park, Llandudno
  • Happy Valley, Llandudno
  • Llanrhos Lawn Cemetery
  • Queens Gardens, Colwyn Bay
  • Bodlondeb, Conwy
  • Bryn Euryn Allotments, Rhos on Sea
  • Cae Derw Park, Llandudno Junction
  • Pentre Mawr Park, Abergele
  • Wynn Gardens, Old Colwyn

Community Award

  • The Wishing Well Garden, Conwy Town
  • The Dingle, Colwyn Bay
  • Chester Avenue Estate & Community Orchard, Kinmel Bay
  • Conwy Orchard, Conwy
  • Queens Park, Colwyn Bay
  • St Tudno's Churchyard (Great Orme), Llandudno
  • St Cynbryd’s Community Gardens, Llanddulas

Cllr Greg Robbins, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation said, “I’m delighted that these parks have been awarded the coveted Green Flag status. This achievement recognises the hard work of Conwy staff, local community groups, partner organisations and local residents to maintain these areas to such high standards for the benefit of the community. I’d like to thank everyone who shows such commitment and dedication to achieve these results."

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 biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said: “The Green Flag Award programme continues to go from strength to strength in Wales, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of staff and volunteers across the country.

“We can’t underestimate how important high-quality parks and green spaces are to our communities, our health and wellbeing, nature and economy. We want to encourage everyone to explore their local area and make the most of the award-winning sites on their doorstep.”

A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru

Posted on 16/07/2019

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