WREXHAM County Borough Council is the winner of the annual ‘FIT Cymru Playing Field Protection Award’ sponsored by the Royal Mail.
Cllr Aled Roberts, leader of the council, accepted the award from Andrew RT Davies AM in a ceremony at the FIT Cymru stand on the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground.
It is the second time Wrexham has won the prize following its success in 2006.
It is in recognition of the local authority or community group that has established the largest amount of protected recreational land in the previous year in partnership with FIT Cymru.
Wrexham council won the award for establishing three Owain Glyndwr Fields at Chirk, Johnstown, Worthenbury. These follow on from previous dedications at Marchwiel, Johnstown and Rhostyllen.
Cllr Roberts said: “The land we have designated as Owain Glyndwr fields are highly used and valued by the local community so it was a natural step to work with Fields in Trust to ensure their long term protection. The council is currently discussing its future strategy with regard to open space in the county borough.”