Vale of Glamorgan Council shortlisted for parks award
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a Fields in Trust Partner of the Year Award after winning the Welsh section of that category
It is one of nine prizes that will be presented at a ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on November 29, hosted by journalist and TV sports presenter Jacqui Oatley.
The Partner of the Year Award is given to the landowner who has most actively embraced the values of Fields in Trust by protecting and promoting their outdoor spaces and recognises those organisations that have gone the extra mile over the last year to advocate its work.
Fields in Trust, protects open spaces right across the UK, striving for everyone - young or old, able-bodied or disabled and wherever they live – to have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation.
It works with over 400 Local Authorities across the UK to protect and improve outdoor recreational spaces.
The Vale Council was nominated for the award for its consistent work over many years in protecting local parks and green spaces, ensuring there will always somewhere for local people to enjoy.d.
Now the Council must battle it out with the top entrants from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland for the overall prize.
This shortlisting represents further recognition for Council-run parks after seven recently received Green Flag Awards, the mark of a top-quality outdoor space.
Cllr Gordon Kemp, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Leisure, said: “We are very proud of the large number of high-quality parks we have in the Vale, a fact highlighted by our widespread recent success in The Green Flag Awards.
“This latest recognition is further testament to the hard work put in by our parks staff. It is their commitment that keeps our green spaces looking fantastic all year round and in peak condition for residents and visitors to enjoy.”