Wepre is one of the BBC’s Great Welsh Parks!
Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay has been recognised as being one of the Great Welsh
Parks. Flintshire County Council’s flagship park will be the focus of a half
hour programme on BBC1 Wales next Monday (19 January).
Iolo’s Great Welsh Parks is a BBC series highlighting four parks and looking at
their wildlife over the changing seasons. Wepre Park, its rangers, volunteers
and wildlife, was filmed throughout 2014. Presenter Iolo Williams joined the
Countryside Rangers as they surveyed for rare great crested newts; he also
enjoyed tracking down badgers and having a close encounter with a wood mouse.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment,
“I am pleased, but not surprised, that Wepre has been recognised as being one
of the Great Welsh Parks. It is wonderful that Wepre Park is being showcased in
this way, with a prime time spot on BBC1 Wales. I look forward to watching the
programme, which is on on Monday evening at 7.30pm. If you miss it, it will be
on the BBC iPlayer for a week following the broadcast.”
Flintshire County Councils Biodiversity Officer, Sarah Slater, who was filmed
with Iolo added:
“It was a great experience working with the production team - a real insight
into how they get such fantastic shots. Im looking forward to seeing our very
own wildlife on TV.
You can visit the programme website here:
for more information.