Green Flag Awards

28 July 2010, 06:00 | Updated: 28 July 2010, 15:02

Greens Flag will be flying across West Country parks from today.

Jubilee Park in Weston-super-Mare has been recognised as one of the country's best green spaces, by winning the national award.

Other winners include Blaise Castle Estate, The Downs, Queen Square, Troopers Hill, St Paul's Park and Ashton Court, along with Netham Park, which wins the award for the first time.

Green Flags are given out for green spaces that are clean, kind to the environment and safe for families to use.

Only green spaces that are open to the public and are free to enter are eligible to win a Green Flag through the scheme, which is run by environmental charities Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace.