August 4, 2011
ceremony held at award-winning Apex Park
were held at Highbridge's Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park this
week when it was formally given its Green Flag Award for a fifth
short flag-raising ceremony was held at the park on Wednesday,
as pictured, where this year's Green Flag was unveiled.
and Highbridge Mayor Michael Clarke led the ceremony with Sedgemoor
Chairwoman Gill Slocombe, watched by members of the Friends of
reported last month
that judges had praised the park's excellent use of green space,
well-maintained facilities and high standards of safety and security.
Harley Cook, Parks & Open Spaces Policy Officer for Sedgemoor,
said "A Green Flag award is a sign of a well managed, clean
and enticing public space and Sedgemoor are proud to have received
the Green Flag award again this year, for the fifth year running."
"Its also great that this years Playday has
been so well attended and has brought so many locals and visitors
into the Park. Sedgemoor is pleased to be able to contribute
staff time and resource to these type of Community partnership
events and provided assistance with event organisation and attendance
on the day, post event tidy-up and arranged a Marquee, Portaloo
facilities, Climbing wall hire and First Aid cover."
The award recognises the work put in by the Friends group plus
Sedgemoors Parks Officers, Dog Wardens, Clean Surroundings
The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green
spaces across England and Wales.