Welsh parks win Green Flag awards

More than 100 parks and green spaced across Wales have been awarded Green Flag status.

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Green Flag award for 101 parks in Wales

More than 100 parks and green spaces in Wales have been awarded Green Flag status by the charity Keep Wales Tidy.

The award recognises parks and community spaces for their facilities and commitment to providing green areas for the people of Wales to enjoy.

Cardiff and Conwy lead the way with the most Green Flag sites with nine each. Meanwhile Bute Park in Cardiff and The Great Orme Country Park in Conwy have achieved Green Heritage status.

The charity also gives special mention to community managed sites in Powys, Bryn y Castell and the Llanidloes Community Garden which achieved the Green Flag Community Award for the first time.

65 parks and 37 community spaces won the award Credit: PA

"I am delighted to see so many green spaces achieving the standards of the Green Flag Award. I congratulate all the parks and community spaces providing excellent, year round facilities and events for everyone in Wales."

– John Griffiths, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport
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