Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space.
The Green Flag Award gives recognition to parks and community green spaces 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.
The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. Independent green space experts volunteered their time in early autumn to judge applicant sites against eight strict criteria, including biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management, and community involvement.
Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden has once again achieved the prestigious Green Flag Community Award in recognition of its dedicated volunteer involvement, high environmental standards and commitment to delivering great quality green space.
We are delighted to have been awarded the Green Flag once again in recognition of the commitment and hard work put in by our volunteers and supporters to implement this project. We have been working tirelessly to implement our garden design in time for our planned spring opening despite all the challenges of the current pandemic. It seems more important than ever that this garden will provide a high quality green haven for everyone visiting the site.
We are one of 127 community managed green spaces across the country which have met the high standards needed to receive the Green Flag Community Award. Wales currently holds a third of the UK’s community Green Flag sites. For more information about the Green Flag Award in Wales visit www.keepwalestidy.cymru/greenflag
Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said:
““The pandemic has shown just how important high-quality parks and green spaces are to our communities. For many of us, they have been a haven on our doorstep, benefiting our health and well-being.
“The success of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden in achieving the Green Flag Community Award is a testament to the volunteers who have maintained excellent standards under the most challenging circumstances this year. I’d like to congratulate and thank them all for their outstanding commitment.”
A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru/greenflag
For more information please contact Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator on 07469 118876 or email email@example.com
Keep Wales Tidy is a registered environmental charity working to protect our environment for now and for the future. Visit their website for more information: www.keepwalestidy.cymru