Silver Street Nature Reserve wins a Green Flag hat-trick
For the third year in a row a nature reserve in Midsomer Norton has been rewarded for maintaining high standards.
Volunteers who form the Friends of Silver Street Nature Reserve group celebrated this weekend after being given by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign's Green Flag.
The scheme recognises the best green spaces in the country and hands out the flags which can be displayed to let visitors know the park or green space has achieved high standards.
Lucy Edwards, who celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary to husband and group chairman Jim on the day they were given the flag, said: "It is nice to get recognition for all the work we do to keep the woods and meadow in good condition and reassuring for visitors who will see the Green Flag and know they are in for a treat."
Last week, the town centre green space was hit by vandals who set fire to bales of hay before rolling them onto the wildflower meadow and Somervale School playing field.
The volunteers spend every Saturday morning improving the woodland.
Over recent years they have been working on a wooden walkway with plans to start work to restore a 200-year-old springhead in coming months.