THE Vale of Glamorgan Council has begun a programme of work to plant over 100 trees across nine green open spaces in Penarth. 

In a step to increase biodiversity across the county and combat climate change, the council’s neighbourhood services department have committed to planting trees across the following green open spaces:

  •  Archer Terrace;
  •  Cliff Top Park;
  •  Cogan Recreation Ground;
  •  Golden Gates;
  •  Plassey Square;
  •  Queens Road;
  •  Stanwell Crescent;
  •  The Dingle; and
  •  Wordsworth Park.

This scheme is part of the council's commitments to tackle the climate emergency as part of a wider 'Climate Change Action Plan.'

Local community organisations including The Penarth Civic Society, The Penarth Tree Forum, GPG Penarth Greening, and Friends of the parks groups were consulted during the planning of this project. 


Friends of Golden Gates Park said: "It is wonderful to see all the new trees in the park. 

"We can't wait to see the leaves grow in the Spring. 

"They make a huge positive difference and I am sure that all visitors to the park will appreciate them and enjoy the shade they will provide in the summer."

The planting works began this week in Golden Gates Park with 15 cherry trees of three different varieties planted. 

Speaking about the scheme, councillor Peter King, cabinet member for neighbourhood services and transport, said: "I welcome these exciting plans which are part of a wider programme to reduce CO2 levels and provide additional habitats for wildlife.

"I hope Penarth residents will be pleased to see the tree canopy in their green open spaces improved."