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Green flags flying at city beauty spots

Eighteen of Swansea's favourite beauty spots have been awarded prestigious Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award status.


Among the 2019 winners are six Swansea Council parks including Clyne Gardens, Victoria Park, Brynmill Park, Cwmdonkin Park, Parc Llewelyn and the Botanical & Ornamental Gardens at Singleton.

The Green Flag Award is an international mark of a quality park or green space.

It is delivered in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy, with support from the Welsh Government, and is judged by green space experts who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

Cllr Mark Thomas, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Environment & Infrastructure, said: "We are very lucky in Swansea to enjoy some fantastic parks and open spaces and I'd like to congratulate all involved in winning this record number of awards.

"A huge amount of effort goes into maintaining them by council staff, volunteers and our many friends groups. We really do appreciate the work they do and I'm sure residents feel the same.

"There can't be many cities that boast such an array of diverse parks. We have the beauty of Clyne Gardens that attracts visitors from far and wide, the sports facilities and communal feel of Victoria Gardens and Brynmill Park which is enjoyed by so many young families, to name just a few."

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said: "The Green Flag Awards 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."

Winners in Swansea 

Clyne Gardens Swansea Council Full Award

Botanical & Ornamental Gardens Swansea Council Full Award

Brynmill Park Swansea Council Full Award

Cwmdonkin Park Swansea Council Full Award

Parc Llewelyn Swansea Council Full Award

Penllergare Valley Woods Penllergare Trust Full Award

Victoria Park, Swansea Swansea Council Full Award

Swansea University Singleton Campus Swansea University Full Award

Mayhill Washing Lake & Community Food Garden Community Award

Swansea Community Farm Community Award

Rosehill Quarry Park Community Award

Swansea Vale Nature Reserve Community Award

Coedbach Park Community Award

Crwys Community Woodland Community Award

Llys Nini Community Award

Polly's Park Community Award

St Madoc Centre Community Award

Swansea Canal Community Award

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