Barry parks fly green flag

Victoria Park, Barry is one of three local parks to be awarded Green Flag status

Victoria Park, Barry is one of three local parks to be awarded Green Flag status

First published in News

A TRIO of Barry parks have triumphed in a prestigious scheme recognising the quality of more than 100 parks and green spaces in Wales.

Central, Romilly, and Victoria Parks have been awarded Green Flag status by Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) – Wales’ leading environmental charity.

65 parks and 37 community managed green spaces have this year been awarded recognition for their excellent facilities as well as their commitment to delivering great quality green space for communities in Wales.

John Griffiths, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport, John Griffiths said he was delighted to see so many green spaces achieving the standards of the Green Flag Award.

He said: “The Award helps to ensure that communities have top quality green space to enjoy and experience the outdoors, which are fundamental to the wellbeing and quality of life of our communities in Wales.”

KWT Green Flag co-ordinator, Joanna Friedli said: “Green Flag Award is a prestigious award for the best parks and green spaces. It’s great to see so many local authorities and volunteers in Wales striving for the best possible standards, contributing to tourism and the economy of Wales.”

All the green flag parks in Wales can be seen at www.keepwalestidy.org/greenflag or www.greenflagaward.org

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