Green Flag Award Scheme

The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK, it recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country.

It was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. The first awards were given in 1997 and, many years later, it continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.

The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK, it recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country.

The Council has been awarded a Green Flag Community Award (formally Green Pennant Award) for Swains Lane Nature Reserve in Wellington. This is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups. The Award is part of the Green Flag Award® scheme, the national standard for quality parks and green spaces.

There are now five sites within Taunton Deane Borough Council which hold the prestigious Green Flag Award.

The partnership realises that all green spaces are different so each site is judged on its own merits and suitability to the community it serves. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Community Award status.

Please visit Green Flag Awards website to find out more about the scheme.

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