Dwyfor Gardening Project achieves international Green Flag Award
Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space, including a community garden in Pwllheli.
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 flag will be flying at Byw’n Iach Dwyfor, Pwllheli in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.
Terry Williams, Exercise Referral Coordinator at Byw’n Iach, said: “We are delighted to be given the Green Flag Award here at Byw’n Iach Dwyfor, Pwllheli. This is a testament of the efforts of the volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
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.”
A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru
PHOTOGRAPH: Dorris and Brian Jones, who volunteer on the project