Park's supporters celebrate top South West accolade
wildlife park in Burnham-On-Sea has this week been named as one
of the top ten green spaces in the South West.
Park has been 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.
Park, which is the only location in Somerset to win an award,
attracts thousands of visitors each year, catering for activities
including model boating, dog walking and angling.
District Council's Open Spaces Project Officer Marina Turner told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was informed that the standard of
entries from across the South West was extremely high and that
the judges had a very hard time choosing the winners."
is fantastic news for Apex Park, the Friends of its Improvements
Group and for Sedgemoor District Council. I
really hope it helps us to score more points with our Green Flag
entry this year!"
believe that grant assistance from the Somerset Community Foundation
to provide more events, the recent installation of a new play
area, and Natural England's recent recommendation to declare the
park a Local Nature Reserve have been a huge contribution towards
our winning entry."
other winners were Pentylands Country Park, Highworth and Oakfrith
Wood near Devizes, both in Wiltshire, along with Kemble Community
Gardens in Cirencester, Gloucestershire; The Chiswell Earthworks
in Portland, Dorset and Young's Park Conservation Area in Paignton,
Devon. Cornwall took the most accolades with four winners: Hayle
Library Community and Wildlife Garden in Hayle; Morrab Garden
in Penzance; St Guron's Way in Bodmin and Steeple Woodland in
the winners will be invited to an awards ceremony later in the
Friends of Apex Park and Sedgemoor District Council were also
celebrating last year, as pictured above, when the park won a
Green Flag award