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Green Flag award winners

Published: 28/07/2015

Two Flintshire parks have become Green Flag Award winners – the mark of a high quality park or green space from Keep Wales Tidy. A record-breaking 110 parks and green spaces in Wales have met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award. Flintshire County Council is extremely proud to earn the right to fly the Green Flag at two of its parks, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park and Wepre Park in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space. Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet member for Environment said: This is a great accolade for our two excellent parks which are wonderful locations in Flintshire for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the local countryside. The Green Flag Award is a UK-wide partnership, delivered in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy with support from Natural Resources Wales. It is judged by an army of green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said: “We are delighted to be celebrating a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the hundreds of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.” A list of all the Green Flag Award parks in Wales can be seen at www.keepwalestidy.org/greenflag You can put your park or green space on the map by getting involved too. Visit the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.org for more information. NOTES TO EDITORS 1. For more information please contact: Barbara Milne, Flintshire County Council on 01352 702111 or email barbara.milne@flintshire.gov.uk Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator on 029 20726964 / 07469 118876 or email lucy.prisk@keepwalestidy.org 2. Keep Wales Tidy is a registered Environmental Charity working for the improvement of Wales’s local environments. Visit our website for more information: www.keepwalestidy.org 3. The Green Flag Award gives recognition to parks that have demonstrated the high standards of the Green Flag Award. Emphasis is also placed on local community involvement in the ongoing and long term care of the award park. 4. The Green Flag Awards Scheme (http://greenflagaward.org/) is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Department of Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and the National Housing Federation. 5. For more information about the Green Flag Award in Wales visit www.keepwalestidy.org or www.greenflagaward.org


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