Five sites will proudly fly the Green Flag again this year:
- Abbots Pool in Abbots Leigh
- Watchhouse Hill in Pill
- Trendlewood Community Park in Nailsea
- Prince Consort Gardens in Weston-super-Mare
- Uphill Hill Local Nature Reserve in Weston-super-Mare.
The Green Flag Award scheme is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. It recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Flying the prestigious Green Flag is the mark of a quality park or green space and is a sign that the site boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Councillor Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council's executive member for neighbourhoods and community services, said: "Our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people as a place to relax and exercise.
"Achieving these awards again reflects the commitment and skills of our hardworking volunteers and officers in our Parks and Natural Environment teams in delivering excellent facilities for our local communities. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them along with our contractors, Glendale and Somerset Wood Recycling.
“Congratulations to all involved, this is really fantastic news and having not one, but five Green Flag sites is something North Somerset should be really proud of.”
Paul Todd, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“They are vital green spaces for the community in North Somerset. The award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to make sure that they maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
More information about the Green Flag Award scheme, including an interactive map of all the parks and green spaces that have achieved this standard, is available at https://greenflagaward.org
Photo: Some of the Friends of Trendlewood Community Park in Nailsea holding the Green Flag Award 2022/23. Pictured (left to right): Pat Gilbert, Charles Elliot and Andrew Town.