Park supporters receive 'green' award at Exeter ceremony
of Highbridge's Apex Wildlife Park travelled to Exeter this week
to receive a sought-after 'green' award.
Park was awarded a 'Planting Places' award by Sustainability South
West, which shines the spotlight on the best examples of public,
sustainable green areas across the region.
greenspaces from across the South West were awarded the prizes
in recognition of their input and influence in supporting healthy,
photos show Faye Burston of The Friends Of Apex Park, above, accepting
the award from Natural England's Naomi Wright and, pictured right,
Planting Places Project Manager Lynn Gibbons with all the award
District Councils Parks and Open Spaces Project Officer,
Marina Turner, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is fantastic
news for Apex Park, the friends of its improvements group and
for Sedgemoor District Council."
believe that with grant assistance from the Somerset Community
Foundation to provide more events, Sedgemoors recent installation
of the Playscape, and with Natural Englands recent recommendation
to declare the park a Local Nature Reserve, it has been a huge
contribution towards our winning entry."
Leisure and Wildlife Park is a 42 acre site that is recognised
as a site of international importance for nature conservation.
Apex Park was once used as a clay digging area.