Neath Port Talbot was given the most Keep Wales Tidy awards for 2013 - five Green Flags, and 11 for community engagement.
Welsh Government Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths, said: “Great parks and green spaces are fundamental to the quality of life of our communities. Wales is privileged to have so many quality green spaces and the Green Flag Award is instrumental in raising the standard of these spaces."
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The 11 year project has removed over 120 tonnes of rubbish and larger items from the river since it began in 2004.
A new law will come into force today to ensure people who are homeless or facing homelessness receive help as early as possible.
A mainly fine start to the day turning showery later with more rain to come throughout the week.