The Green Flag Awards, showing the best parks in and around Taunton have been recognised once again. A selection of Somerset West and Taunton parks and open spaces have been honoured once again in this year’s Green Flag Award Scheme.
This international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
The flags have gone up at Vivary Park, Victoria and French Weir Parks, and Comeytrowe Park which gained a Community Green Flag Award.
In Wellington they have been raised at Swains Lane Nature Reserve and Wellington Park, which also received a Green Flag Heritage Award.
The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Any green space that is freely accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag Award status.
A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups.
Green Heritage Site Accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation.
Cllr Richard Lees, SWT Executive Member for Sports, Parks and Leisure has told Tone News “We are proud to be able to display these flags in our parks and green spaces to show everyone how much they matter to us, our residents and visitors.”
“They are maintained to such a high standard thanks to the dedication of our staff and the wonderful community groups and volunteers. We couldn’t achieve this without their help and support, working together for a common goal. I would like to thank them all.”
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