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Green Flag flying at Merthyr Town Football Club

18 July 2023

Green Flag flying at Merthyr Town Football Club

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

We are delighted to announce that our Remembrance and Well-Being garden has achieved the coveted Green Flag Community Award in recognition of its high environmental standards, cleanliness, safety and community involvement.

Originally the location for the garden was overgrown and unused, it has improved the visual and aesthetic nature of this piece of land, that is now used as a place for reflection as well as remembrance. The land is in an elevated position and provides spectacular views of the surrounding mountainside and neighbourhoods. The project includes pathways, benches, planting, shrubs, bird and bat boxes, wild flowers, a water feature and is supported by a number of other community organisations. We would also like to thank the local contractors who were involved in the project. 

Our Club Chaplain, David Powell said “This award provides signifiant recognition for all of the hard work carried out by our dedicated group of volunteers. We hope that the presence of the garden in our urban landscape will provide a green space for members of the local community to reflect and enjoy being in a well maintained, local open space.”

180 community managed green spaces across the country have met the high standards needed to receive the Green Flag Community Award.

Now in its third decade, Green Flag recognises well-managed parks and green spaces in 20 

countries around the world.

In Wales, the awards scheme is run by Keep Wales Tidy. Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator for Keep Wales Tidy said “Free access to safe, high quality green space has never been more important. Our award-winning sites play a vital role in people’s mental and physical well-being, providing a haven for communities to come together, relax and enjoy nature. News that a record number of community managed green spaces in Wales have achieved Green Flag status is testament to the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers. We’re delighted to be able to celebrate their success on the world stage.”

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

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