Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Weston-super-Mare park earns Green Flag recognition

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 February 2017

The hoisting of the Green Flag in Prince Consort Gardens attracted a number of groups and residents. Picture: Eleanor Young

The hoisting of the Green Flag in Prince Consort Gardens attracted a number of groups and residents. Picture: Eleanor Young


A ceremony was held this week to mark the coveted award of a Green Flag to a Weston-super-Mare park.

Prince Consort Gardens, in Upper Kewstoke Road, was recognised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy as one of the best green spaces in the country.

North Somerset Council celebrated the award with a well-attended ceremony at the gardens this week.

Council chairman John Crockford-Hawley was given the honour of raising the flag, before thanking those who dedicated their time to maintaing the high standards at the gardens.

He said: “Prince Consort Gardens are looking better than ever and that is down to the huge amount of work done here by volunteers, including the Friends of Prince Consort Gardens and friends from Westcliffe House.

“There is a group of people who, seeing what has been achieved here, are now trying to emulate that at Grove Park.

“It’s good to see people coming together from the local community and getting the job done.”

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:00

A Hutton preschool is celebrating making improvements to its Ofsted rating.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Video game fans can enjoy a blast from the past at Weston’s Grand Pier thanks to its new retro arcade.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

A tiny bat found too weak to fly has been rescued by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A WI group has presented a cheque for more than £1,500 to an important Weston charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Around £2,000 was raised during a sponsored cycle ride and walk for a charity helping children in Kenya.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Two Weston-super-Mare attractions will have a Wallace or Gromit sculpture this year, as part of the Grand Appeal fundraiser.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:55

A hotel’s plan to increase the number of car parking spaces on offer will be debated on Monday night.

Read more
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Locking Parklands has been recognised as one of the best housing developments for first-time buyers.

Read more
Saturday, May 19, 2018

A horse fell through a roof and one of Weston-super-Mare’s oldest businesses was closing 50 years ago. Here is the news from the May 17 edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald.

Read more
Saturday, May 19, 2018

A pair of orphaned fox cubs are being nursed back to health by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder