Awards for open spaces in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 July 2011

Cllr Ian Parker, friends of Jubilee Park Linda Ramshaw and John Trenchard, Andrew Settle from St Barnabus Church and Mary Morgan Project Development Worker for South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership

Cllr Ian Parker, friends of Jubilee Park Linda Ramshaw and John Trenchard, Andrew Settle from St Barnabus Church and Mary Morgan Project Development Worker for South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership

OPEN spaces in North Somerset have again been recognised as some of the best in the country.

Jubilee Park in Weston and Uphill Hill have retained their Green Flags which are presented by environmental charities Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace.

The award recognises well managed, high quality green spaces.

North Somerset Council’s executive member for parks and open spaces, Cllr Peter Bryant is pleased work by council staff, contractors and volunteers had been recognised in this way.

He said: “These multiple awards for our open spaces are a tribute to the work carried out by our staff and volunteers who look after our public green areas.

“They do a tremendous job and despite the funding pressures we continue to face I am pleased to see we have maintained the high standards we have achieved.”

Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman said: “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks and green spaces at a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.

“The award scheme is essential in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces.”

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