Local News & Archive — July 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm — Updated: July 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Denbighshire green space keeping it tidy

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From Denbighshire County Council Website

Denbighshire County Council has welcomed news that six managed green spaces in the county have been awarded honours by Keep Wales Tidy in this year’s Green Flag Awards.

The Green Flag Award is awarded in recognition of high quality park or green spaces and 40 community managed green spaces have made the grade this year in the Community Awards category, six of them in Denbighshire.

 They are:

  • Ffrith Common Land Park, Prestatyn
  • Llanferres Playing Field
  • Marine Lake, Rhyl
  • Mount Wood Community Woodland, Prestatyn
  • Prestatyn Community Woodland/ Coed y Morfa
  • St Marcella’s Churchyard, Denbigh.

The location is judged by green space experts who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleaniness, sustainability and community involvement.

Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, said: “We are delighted that six locations in Dnebighshire have been recognised for their achievement in providing valuable green space for the use of residents and visitors.

“The Council works closely with volunteers, groups and local communities to enhance our green spaces in terms of accessibility and use by the public.  These locations can now fly the green flag with pride”.

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. The success of community sites is due to the commitment and dedication of local volunteers and it is thanks to them that we have fantastic community facilities available on our doorstep.

I would like to pass on our congratulations to all of the volunteers receiving the Green Flag Community Award and hope that together we can continue to raise the standards of parks and green space in Wales.”

A list of all the green flag award parks in Wales can be seen at www.keepwalestidy.org/greenflag

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