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Four wins for city green spaces
Planting Places
Urban greenspaces help people live more sustainable lifestyles
Bristol and South Gloucestershire have been recognised four times in a new awards scheme for providing urban greenspaces in the South West.

Planting Places showcase green spaces improving community well-being.

The winners are Victoria Park action group, Bristol and Bath Railway Path, Three Brooks local nature reserve and St Werburghs City Farm.

Sustainability South West and Natural England presented the awards at a ceremony in Weston-super-Mare.

"Greenspaces are an essential part of sustainable living and are becoming ever more important with current challenges like climate change, obesity and 'urban sprawl'," said Leslie Watson, director of Sustainability South West.

"From supporting us to be active and grow more of our own food to safeguarding our wildlife, our vision is for urban greenspaces that help people to live more sustainable lifestyles in the South West's cities and towns."

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