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Warden volunteers congratulated

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22nd October 2018

Image of some Warden volunteersVolunteers responsible for maintaining a mid Powys green space have been congratulated by the county council after their efforts helped achieve a prestigious award.

The Warden in Presteigne won the coveted Green Flag Community Award, the international mark of a quality park or green space awarded by Keep Wales Tidy.

In total, 112 community-managed green spaces in Wales met the high standards needed to receive the prestigious Green Flag Community Award. These sites rely on volunteers to maintain their excellent facilities.

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:

  • horticultural standards,
  • cleanliness,
  • environmental management and
  • community involvement.

The flag will be flying at The Warden in recognition of its excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.

Heather Lewis, Chair of The Warden Guardians Foundation, said: "The award had been achieved due to all the hard work and co-operation between ourselves, Powys County Council, Presteigne Town Council and other bodies that have supported us.

"A big thank you must also go to the members of the Warden Guardians Foundation who provide funding for us and an even bigger one to the volunteers who turn up every week, come rain or shine, to enable this beautiful area to be kept in pristine condition."

Cllr Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member responsible for Outdoor Recreation, said: "I'm delighted that The Warden has picked up this Green Flag award.  The award is a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of local volunteers who have work tirelessly to raise the standard of this green space.

"I would encourage everyone to enjoy this wonderful green space and see for themselves the fantastic work the volunteers carry out."

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