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Beaufort Hill

Ponds & Woodlands

A Local Nature Reserve &

Community Green Flag Award Winner

Green Flag

Awarded for seven consecutive years

Society Awards - Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag Community Award

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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.”