TV presenter joins celebration of Vale’s Green Flag success


01 August 2016


Television personality and environmentalist Dr Rhys Jones (Rhys Jones Wildlife Patrol) joined the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan and the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council to celebrate the county’s latest success in the Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag awards. 


Rhys Jones raises the Green Flag at Barry IslandThe Vale of Glamorgan Council has again been recognised for its commitment to providing clean, green spaces, picking up seven parks in Barry and Penarth. 


Last week Barry Island Promenade became the latest green space in the Vale of Glamorgan to be recognised as one of the best in the country, and so was a fitting location for the celebration. 


Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Visible and Leisure Services, said: “Our fantastic parks team have outdone themselves yet again! 


“Seven green flags is a fantastic achievement and it is great to see so many people give up their time to come along and say thanks to the team who keep our green spaces looking fantastic all year around.”


Parks and green spaces are judged against eight criteria, before being awarded the coveted Green Flag Award.  The criteria include community involvement, sustainability, management, conservation and heritage.


The other Green Flag locations in the Vale of Glamorgan are Penarth’s Belle Vue Park, which was the Vale’s first award and has been held for 12 years.  Barry’s Victoria Park has held a Green Flag for 8 years.  Romilly Park, Central Park and Alexandra Park/Windsor Gardens have each held theirs for 3 years and Knap Gardens, for the past 2 years.