Two of Wellington’s green spaces have been recognised once again for the care and maintenance that both receive by being awarded prestigious Green Flags during ‘Love Parks Week’ earlier this month.
Wellington Park is reawarded a Green Flag Heritage Award and Swains Lane Nature Reserve receives a Community Green Flag once gain.
Green Flags were also awarded to Vivary and Victoria Parks and French Weir recreation ground in Taunton.
Cllr Catherine Herbert, Taunton Deane’s Executive Member for Sport, Parks and Leisure, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive Green Flags. We have built up quite a collection! We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and these awards celebrates the dedication from our staff and wonderful volunteers that goes into maintaining our parks and open spaces to such a high standard.”
The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that a space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”