TEN parks and open spaces in Conwy have been recognised as being among the best in the country.
Green Flag awards, the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales, have been retained by nine of the county’s parks and green spaces.
These include Wynn Gardens in Old Colwyn, Happy Valley Gardens in Llandudno, Bodlondeb in Conwy, Queens Gardens in Colwyn Bay, Cae Derw in Llandudno Junction, Pentremawr Park in Abergele, Fairy Glen Local Nature Reserve in Old Colwyn, Llanrhos lawn cemetery and the Great Orme Country Park and Local Nature Reserve.
This year for the first time Bryn Euryn Local Nature Reserve and Tan y Bryn Allotments also achieved Green Flag status.
The award scheme is seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve the same high environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.
Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Dave Cowans said: “These accolades are a testament to all the hard work by parks staff, countryside wardens, local community groups and residents.
“We’re really pleased to have retained our existing green flags, as well as adding Bryn Euryn and Tan y Bryn to the list.”
“Well done and thank you to everyone that put so much hard work into achieving these awards.”
The awards will be presented by Wales’ Minister for the Environment, John Griffiths AM, at a ceremony at the Royal Welsh Show.