Welsh Labour Gower candidate Rebecca Evans has congratulated Coed Bach Park on their achievement in being awarded the 'Getting Active in a Fields in Trust Site' award, in recognition of the wide range of sport and physical activity opportunities available in the park, which is provided by the Council, the sports clubs, the Friends and other partners.
This is a national award which included competition from all regions of the UK.
The Friends organise a number of activities and events which encourage increased usage by the local community, and have been instrumental in securing significant grant funding towards improvements in the range and quality of facilities and opportunities available, including a full upgrade of the tennis courts, working with the Not in Education, Employment or Training Team to improve walking opportunities in the park, developing an upgraded BMX facility, and providing new accessible play equipment as part of the upgraded play facility.
The Friends are set to formally receive their award at today's council meeting.
Rebecca Evans said:
"This is an outstanding achievement for Coed Bach Park.
"Facing stiff competition from regions in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, winning this award is something everyone involved in the running of the park can be very be proud of indeed."