Green Flag awards recognise Colwyn Bay's green spaces

July 16, 2019

Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space. 

A number of locations in the Bay of Colwyn and Conwy have been recognised.

Across the country 221 parks and green spaces have met the high standards needed to receive the coveted Green Flag Award and Green Flag Community Award.  

They include a diverse range of sites, from urban parks and housing estates, to university campuses and farms.

The flags will be flying at 18 sites in Conwy County in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.

Locations on our doorstep include Parc Peulwys, Old Colwyn, Queens Gardens, Colwyn Bay, Bryn Euryn Allotments, Rhos on Sea and Wynn Gardens, Old Colwyn.

Community Awards marking the efforts of local people, town and county council together have been made to The Dingle, Colwyn Bay, Queens Park, Colwyn Bay and St Cynbryd’s Community Gardens, Llanddulas.

Cllr Greg Robbins, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation said, “I’m delighted that these parks have been awarded the coveted Green Flag status.

"This achievement recognises the hard work of Conwy staff, local community groups, partner organisations and local residents to maintain these areas to such high standards for the benefit of the community.

"I’d like to thank everyone who shows such commitment and dedication to achieve these results."

The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government.

It is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said: “The Green Flag Award programme continues to go from strength to strength in Wales, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of staff and volunteers across the country.

“We can’t underestimate how important high-quality parks and green spaces are to our communities, our health and wellbeing, nature and economy.

"We want to encourage everyone to explore their local area and make the most of the award-winning sites on their doorstep.”