A GREEN Flag will be flying at two Flintshire beauty sports to mark their commitment to delivering great quality green space.

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park and Wepre Park have been awarded the Green Flag award in recognition of their excellent facilities.

Both parks are both rich in history, and wildlife. Wepre Park is 160 acres of green space, nestled in the heart of Connah's Quay it is a unique setting with its various habitats and geology.

Features of the park for the public to discover include the Old Hall Gardens, a fishing pond, Wepre Brook and Waterfall and Ewloe Castle.

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Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is situated in Holywell and encompasses 70 acres of industrial history. Historically, Greenfield Valley employed hundreds of people in both its copper factories and cotton mills and is now fabulous open green space, home to a number of scheduled ancient monuments and a haven for wildlife.

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Gwladys Harrison, Chair of Greenfield valley Trust, said: "The staff and Board of Trustees are very proud of Greenfield Valley, one of the jewels in Flintshire's crown, and are honoured to have achieved this award.

"It is is a highly valued Award and reflects the quality of our local green spaces. We would like to encourage all of the community to get outdoors and enjoy our natural spaces this summer."

Cllr. Carolyn Thomas, cabinet member for Streetscene and countryside, said: “We are honoured to receive the Green Flag award for both Greenfield Valley and Wepre Park. Flintshire parks are of excellent quality and a valued part of our community.

"I would like to thank all volunteers and staff who work hard to maintain these high standards and allow us to fly the ‘Green Flag’. The diverse range of wildlife and historic features of these parks are of great interest to residents and tourists and are a credit to Flintshire.

"I would urge everyone to discover our local heritage and explore our natural green spaces this summer.”