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Green Flag Award success for Caerphilly sites

Posted on : 16 Jul 2018

Green Flag Award success for Caerphilly sites
Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly

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

A record-breaking 201 parks and green spaces, including universities, cemeteries, woodlands and allotments across Wales have met the high standards needed to receive the coveted Green Flag Award and Green Flag Community Award.

The Green Flag will be flying at the following sites in the Caerphilly county borough in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space: -

  • Morgan Jones Park
  • Ystrad Mynach Park
  • Brithdir Cemetery
  • Waunfawr Park
  • Parc Cwm Darran
  • Cwmcarn Forest

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said, “We’re thrilled that once again our sites have earned the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag. These awards are the international mark of a quality park or green space and we’re very fortunate to have such high quality facilities on our doorstep”.

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 horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said, “We’re delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Awards in Wales. The 201 flags flying are a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers across the country who work tirelessly to maintain Green Flag Award standards. 

“I’d encourage everyone to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the incredible parks and green spaces we have on our doorstep.”

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



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