Posted: Tue 28th Jul 2015

Prestigious Green Flag award for Wepre Park & Greenfield Valley Heritage Park.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015

Green Flags will be flying over Deeside’s Wepre Park and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park after they were both awarded the prestigious mark of excellence by inspectors.

The Green Flag is awarded by ‘Keep Wales Tidy’ and recognises the high standards, well maintained and excellent facilities.
The two Flintshire parks join a record-breaking 110 parks and green spaces in Wales which have met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award.

Flintshire County Council say they are extremely proud to earn the right to fly the Green Flag at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park and Wepre Park 
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

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