Apex Park play area temporarily shuts as mud worsens
The mud-soaked play area at Highbridge's Apex Park has been temporarily
closed this week by Sedgemoor District Council after problems
was first to report
last month how parents are furious that children's equipment
at the new £140,000 play park, which only opened in December,
has been surrounded by thick mud.
Thursday, Sedgemoor District Council spokesman Claire Faun told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Due to continuing poor weather, we have
had to temporarily close the fenced toddler play area of the new
Playscape area due to the worn condition of the grass areas and
muddy conditions under foot."
District Council apologies to the many children and parents who
are already keen users of the play area."
She added: "Ground conditions need to improve before the
playground contractor can return to the site to undertake the
necessary remedial works and/or modifications to the councils
The district council hopes the works will be carried soon and
hopefully in time for the Easter holidays, but it cautioned that
this "is entirely weather dependent."
It is expected that a new tiger mulch surfacing will be laid underneath
the bird nest swings so the existing grass erosion matting can
be reused and that two wear pads or tarmac can be created just
inside each entrance gate.
In the meantime, Sedgemoor District Council will be supplying
and spreading bark in the junior area where muddy conditions prevail
to allow the children to continue to use this part of the park.