The number of parks and green spaces legally protected forever in Wales is set to hit the 300 mark after Wrexham County Borough Council took the next step in protecting ten country parks by signing a partnership agreement with Fields in Trust.
Protection in perpetuity will mean the parks can never be sold off or built on and will always be there for people in Wrexham to use and enjoy. We now need your support to help us turn the Council's vision into a reality and ensure they remain green spaces for good for current and future generations.
Wrexham County Borough Council first set out their ambition to become the leading local authority in Wales for legally protected green space to support climate change mitigation late last year. In the time since, Fields in Trust have been working with the Council to agree the areas for protection and put in place a partnership agreement.
The signing of the agreement kick-starts the legal process required to protect the ten green spaces forever and means now is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved and play your part in creating this green space legacy. The Council have committed to complete the process by the end of this summer; we need your support for our work to secure the benefits these ten spaces provide for health and wellbeing, local communities and the environment forever.
The new protections will bring to 37 the number of legally protected green spaces in Wrexham. The futures of 27 community green spaces across the County Borough have previously been secured by the Council, including 20 as Owain Glyndwr Fields in memory of the legendary Welsh statesman. Addition of these ten county parks will ensure Wrexham leads the way in protecting green space not just for people but for the planet as well.
Green spaces are good and do good for the environment. From capturing carbon to improving air quality to boosting biodiversity. Losing a green space means losing all these benefits and more. And once a green space is lost, it is lost forever, underlining the importance of local authorities making commitments such as the one undertaken by Wrexham. They join Liverpool City Council and City of Edinburgh Council in making green space pledges in the last twelve months.
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