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Green Flag Award

Published: 16/08/2019

The Green Flag will be flying at Greenfield Valley and Wepre Park in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space for another year.

Greenfield Valley and Wepre Park are both rich in history, and wildlife.  They are highly valued spaces within our local community and to receive this Award for 2019/20 is an honour.  

Wepre Park is 160 acres of green space, nestled in the heart of Connah's Quay it is a unique setting with its various habitats and geology.  Features of the park for the public to discover include the Old Hall Gardens, a fishing pond, Wepre Brook and Waterfall and Ewloe Castle.

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is situated in Holywell and encompasses 70 acres of industrial history.  Historically, Greenfield Valley employed hundreds of people in both its copper factories and cotton mills and is now fabulous open green space,  home to a number of scheduled ancient monuments and a haven for wildlife.  Wepre Park and Greenfield Valley are wonderful areas that are ccessible for the community to explore and enjoy.  

Gwladys Harrison, Chair of Greenfield valley Trust said; 

"The staff and Board of Trustees are very proud of Greenfield Valley, one of the jewels in Flintshire's crown, and are honoured to have achieved this award.  It is is a highly valued Award and reflects the quality of our local green spaces.  We would like to encourage all of the community to get outdoors and enjoy our natural spaces this summer.“

Cllr. Carolyn Thomas, Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside said;

“We are honoured to receive the Green Flag award for both Greenfield Valley and Wepre Park.  Flintshire parks are of excellent quality and a valued part of our community.  I would like to thank all volunteers and staff who work hard to maintain these high standards and allow us to fly the ‘Green Flag’.  The diverse range of wildlife and historic features of these parks are of great interest to residents and tourists and are a credit to Flintshire.     I would urge everyone to discover our local heritage and explore our natural green spaces this summer.”

 

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Andy Williams, Mayor of Wrexham, with FCC's Stephen Lewis and Lesley Jones, CEO of Keep Wales Tidy

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Raising the Green Flag at the Award Ceremony at Alyn Waters


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