Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
Awarded for seven consecutive years
A record-breaking 127 community managed green spaces in Wales have met the high standards needed to receive the prestigious Green Flag Community Award. This means that Wales now holds a third of the UK’s community Green Flag sites.
Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands Preservation Society are extremely proud to earn the right to fly the Green Flag Community Award at Beaufort Woodlands in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.
Following the Community Green Flag Award in 2018/19, we have been extremely lucky to continue to attract interest and support from a breadth of volunteers wishing to support our aims. These volunteers undertook a variety of practical activities including: managing scrub area, woodlands, improved access for the disabled and general repairs around the site.
Photography of flora and fauna found within the park are displayed on our website, of which volunteers continually update website and social media sites. Some examples of the activities that took place during this period can be viewed on this website, also
16th July 2019
Beaufort Woodlands achieves coveted Green Flag Community Award for the seventh consecutive year
Members & visitors comments taken from our Facebook page
Cerys Foley - Well done. Saw the sign today. Very well deserved
Christine James - Tremendous Dedication to achieve such an accolade WELL DONE ALL who make and maintain ‘a little piece of heaven’ here in Blaenau Gwent for us to enjoy
Alyson Tippings - Well done, richly deserved. One of my favourite places in BlaenauGwent
Sarah Richards - Wonderful news
Eileen Rees - Brilliant,well done
John Hillier, Company Secretary / Director - Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands Preservation Society commented:
“Our pledge this year in the project plan was to install a new gate that would improve access for the disabled but also to continue manage our woodlands and to preserve and protect the heathland. Volunteers helped us continue our work from the previous year by providing valuable support with our management plan for the woodlands. Through these identified management activities, the skills and abilities of the volunteers within the community group had strengthened. Not only that skills will be developed within the group the training opportunities for the dedicated volunteers promotes the sharing of knowledge and will generate mutual support. Through demonstrating and sharing this practice we will able to encourage teamwork through motivation, example and community reward, strengthening our community group and generating further interest.”
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 biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.
Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy said:
“The Green Flag Community Award programme continues to go from strength to strength in Wales, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of 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.”