Vale’s Green Flag parks keep on growing
Published 27 July 2015
Six parks within the Vale of Glamorgan have been awarded the coveted Green Flag by Wales’ leading environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, one more than in 2014.
Belle Vue Park and Alexandra Park and Windsor Gardens in Penarth, and Victoria Park, Romilly Park, and Central Park in Barry, were all given Green Flag status in 2014, with all five retaining the award in 2015.
And this year the Knap Gardens in Barry became the sixth park in the Vale to join the prestigious ranks.
The Green Flag award seeks to recognise and reward the best parks and green spaces in the country as well as driving up the quality of green space.
Phil Beaman, Operational Manager for Parks and Grounds Maintenance, said: “I would like to thank all those involved in this tremendous success, as their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm has raised the quality of the parks for the local communities and visitors.”
Feedback from the judging panel was hugely positive, commending the parks on their cleanliness, their management, and their sense of community.
Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Visible and Leisure Services, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the achievement and I would like to thank all the staff for their enthusiasm and commitment. My special thanks go to Jon Greatrex who has done a superb job for the Council in putting this scheme together.”
Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “A big thank you from all of us in the Cabinet and the Council to all the team. It’s a great achievement and your hard work is much appreciated.”