Central Park Raises Green Flag
Published 06 October 2014
Barry Citizens Action Group (BCAG) with the help of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks & Grounds Maintenance Department, have organised a flag raising ceremony to celebrate the Green Flag Award.
Central Park was one of five parks in the Vale to win the coveted award, along with Romilly Park, Victoria Park, Belle Vue Park and Alexandra Park and Windsor Gardens.
The Vale Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Officer John Greatrex said: “I am so pleased that Central Park has finally been awarded a Green Flag, a just reward for the efforts of BCAG in saving the park for future generations.
“I was lucky enough to be able to show the judges around on a beautiful summer day. Seeing the park full of people and children enjoying themselves in perfect safety in a lovely, leafy green space, right in the heart of Barry really made me realise even more how well loved and important our parks are.”
The Green Flag raising will be taking place on 11 October in Central Park at 11.30am, and has been organised by Dilys Colbourne of Barry Citizens Action Group, who was instrumental in preserving the park.
From 1996 to 2006 a successful action by the group led by Mrs. Colbourne and local residents ensured that the site was not taken over for a new shop and office development. This led to a major refurbishment of the park, including new paths, steps, landscaping, and a large play area.