Green Flag status for Keynsham Memorial Park for the sixth year

green flagKeynsham Memorial Park has been awarded a Green Flag for the sixth year in a row.

The award, presented by the Keep Britain Tidy Group, is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

The latest Green Flag was hoisted today at the 26.5 acre park.

Other open spaces in B&NES have also received the award – Royal Victoria Park in Bath, Haycombe Cemetery and Silver Street Local Nature Reserve in Midsomer Norton.

Cllr David Dixon, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, who was at the flag ceremony in Keynsham today, said: “It is excellent news that four green spaces managed by Bath & North East Somerset Council working with local communities have achieved the Green Flag once again.

“Our parks team also provides advice and support to local communities who want to look after their own green spaces and we are keen to work with communities who want to gain a Green Flag in future.”

Keynsham Memorial Park has lots of attractions including children’s play areas, a café, picnic area and ball sports.  There is an ecological zone with a duck pond, a bug garden and the River Chew flowing through.  Keynsham Town Council manages events at the bandstand and regular entertainment is provided throughout the summer.

This year B&NES Council’s parks team has created colourful new flower displays which have been welcomed by Keynsham residents and the Green Flag judges.