Once Wrexham's vision is achieved, residents will benefit from 37 local parks and green spaces which are legally protected for good, meaning they can never be sold off or built on.
We are calling on the people of Wrexham to help us bring this life-changing commitment into reality. From local residents to schools, community groups to companies both small and large: we now need your help to create a green legacy that will last forever.
We need to raise the funds required to put in place the legal protection for ten country parks in Wrexham. The places used by everyone, from the very young to the young at heart, from every background and during every season.
This is your opportunity to leave a legacy that will make a difference for generations to come. Get involved today.
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Fields in Trust and Wrexham County Borough Council are working together to protect parks and green spaces for good; ensuring the positive benefits they provide will always be available for both people and the planet. We well as doing good for our physical health, mental wellbeing and communities, green spaces are good for our local environment - capturing carbon, improving air quality and boosting biodiversity.
We will be working together to legally protect ten country parks in Wrexham. Once completed, there will be 37 parks and green spaces in the County Borough which are protected forever, meaning they can never be sold off or built on.
"We are all very aware of our environment and not only will this protect these areas for future generations it will play a significant role in ensuring we achieve carbon neutral status by 2030."
Cllr David A Bithell
Parks and green spaces are not a statutory service, meaning local councils have no obligation to provide them for their residents. Without protection parks can so easily be lost and once lost, they are gone forever.
What is lost isn't just the green space though, it is the positive physical health, mental wellbeing, community and environmental benefits that are also lost.
Green spaces are good and they do good. It's something we all instinctively know. It's also something backed up by our own original Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces research. Action now to protect parks and green spaces for good will secure the benefits these spaces provide for current and future generations.
We have an established track record of using location and demographic insights to contribute to better informed policy decisions and help protect parks and green spaces for good where they will have the greatest impact on the communities. Find out how we use data for good.
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We all need to ensure we leave our world a better place for future generations. Our work touches all our lives and aligns to several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. By partnering with Fields in Trust, you can go beyond your core work and achieve so much more.
The ten spaces to be newly protected include the largest country park in the Wrexham area, Alyn Waters Country Park, as well as Ty Mawr Country Park, which is set below the arches of the Cefn Viaduct, and numerous areas of importance for conservation. Bonc Yr Hafod Country Park is landscaped on the spoil heap from Haford Colliery and along with Stryt Las Country Park is one of a number of green spaces in the area to be home to a population of rare Great Crested Newts.
The ten country parks which will be protected (orange), along with the 27 spaces already protected for good (green), can be explored on the map below.
Fields in Trust have been protecting parks ever since our founding as a charity in 1925. In that time we've secured nearly 3,000 green spaces for good across the UK, including 20 in Wrexham as Owain Glyndwr Fields in memory of the legendary Welsh statesman.
Protection is a legal agreement between Fields in Trust and a space's landowner that they will retain it for use as a green space in perpetuity. Ownership and management of the space remains locally with the existing landowner, ensuring the local community remain fully involved with the space. Our protection is robust yet flexibile to ensure the needs of the community can be met as they evolve in the future.
Wrexham County Borough Council's pledge will ensure green spaces across Wrexham will always be there to benefit both people and the planet. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange an interview with one of our spokespeople.
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with nearly 100 years' experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policymakers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.