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Seven green spaces awarded a prestigious Green Flag in Bridgend County Borough

Bridgend County Brough Council is delighted that seven green spaces across the county borough have been awarded the highly respected Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag Award, in recognition of their excellent visitor facilities, high environmental standards, and commitment to delivering great quality green space.

Impressively, Coychurch Crematorium will fly high its Green Flag for the 13th consecutive year, whilst Tremains Wood has been awarded the accolade for a second year running and received praise from the judges for their high quality of work in a short space of time, after only beginning the project in 2019.

As well as Coychurch Crematorium, the ‘Full Award’ was also awarded to Bryngarw Country Park, Parc Slip and Maesteg Welfare Park, with, Caerau Market Garden and Spirt of Llynfi Woodland joining Tremains Wood as winners of the ‘Community Award’.

The Green Flag is a nationally recognised award which is presented to green spaces that meet the objectives below:

  • A welcoming place
  • Healthy, safe and secure
  • Well maintained and clean
  • Environmental management
  • Biodiversity, landscape and heritage
  • Community involvement
  • Marketing and communication
  • Management

I would like to congratulate all winners of the Green Flag award and recognise the efforts of everyone who has played a part in maintaining green spaces across the county borough.

As a member of the Tremains Wood rangers’ group myself, I realise the importance of green spaces to local communities as they can be enjoyed by absolutely anyone.

It’s clear that they can provide many benefits such as improving both your mental and physical wellbeing as well as helping the environment. I would strongly encourage residents to make the most of these special spaces.

Councillor John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities

With more visitors than ever enjoying our green spaces, I’d like to congratulate the hard work of staff and volunteers who have maintained excellent standards at these sites.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy

A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website

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