Green flag flying over Bath

A  Bath cemetery is one of 42 parks and open spaces across the West to have qualified for coveted Green Flag awards.

Haycombe cemetery, administered by Bath and North East Somerset, is one of six winners in the council’s administration. The other sites are Alexandra, Royal Victoria, Springfield and Keynsham Memorial Parks – plus the Silver Street local nature reserve.

Royal Victoria Park, Bath
Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Across the country, Keep Britain Tidy has awarded the accolade to more than 1,400 spaces.

From Cheltenham to Swindon, Dorset to Gloucester, North Somerset to the Vale of the White Horse, South Somerset to Stroud there are spaces that are providing beauty to the eye and havens for wildlife.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Awards programme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Awards and this is something well worth celebrating.

“The parks sector is facing some tough challenges, particularly with the cuts, so it is heartening to see that they are committed to maintaining and improving standards in our nation’s green space.”