A BARRY-BASED residents group is celebrating after winning a flag-flying honour for the 11th consecutive year.

The Cwmtalwg Woodlands Residents Group has been given the Green Flag Community Award at Cwmtalwg Local Nature Reserve in recognition of high standards maintained throughout the year.

Keep Wales Tidy has this year awarded the prestigious award to 37 community managed green spaces in Wales.

The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces in the country as well as driving up the quality of green space.

Cwmtalwg Woodlands Residents Group, which has been active for 26 years, said it was extremely proud to win the award and thanked the volunteers and supporters, the Vale Council, who own the land, and other organisations that have advised and supported them .

Green Flag co-ordinator for Wales, Joanna Friedli said: “Keep Wales Tidy is extremely proud that so many community managed green spaces in Wales have reached the high standards necessary to achieve Green Flag Community Award status. 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 the volunteers receiving the Green Flag Community Award 2014/15 and hope that together we can continue to raise the standards of parks and green space in Wales.”

The Green flag award will be celebrated at 10.30am on Sunday, September 7.

Coffee , tea, soft drinks and cake will be served in a glade opposite Gwenog Court, Severn Avenue, Barry, followed by a short walk around the Nature Reserve with some of the volunteers who maintain the site.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend the free event.

Meet at the junction of Severn Avenue and Bramble Avenue around 10.30am.

For details, call or text Anne at 07989 938 923 or e mail a.bryan7@ntlworld.com

For more details on the Nature Reserve see www.cwmtalwgwoods.co.uk