Flag Awards delight for Burnham and Highbridge parks
parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have achieved coveted Green
Flag Awards, ranking them among the best in the country, it has
been announced today (Monday, July 28th).
awards, announced this morning by environmental charity Keep Britain
Tidy, recognise and reward the best parks and green spaces across
Cove on Burnham's Esplanade is receiving its Green Flag Award
for a third year while Apex Park in Highbridge will receive its
for an eighth year.
Peter Downing, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, said Marine
Cove's award is especially well deserved after the gardens suffered
serious vandalism last autumn and required substantial repairs.
is with thanks to Sedgemoor's Parks, Clean Surroundings and Dog
Warden staff, as well as the incredible support from the Friends
of Marine Cove Gardens and Friends of Apex Park Improvements Group,
that both parks are in tip-top condition for their wide range
of visitors," he said.
District Council is very proud to have once again been recognised
in two separate locations for Green Flag awards. Marine Cove was
inspected for the award only a few months after a serious vandalism
incident so it just goes to show the hard work Sedgemoor staff
and The Friends of Marine Cove put into the Gardens. Very well
done to all involved."
across the UK, 1,476 parks and green spaces are to receive the
prestigious Green Flag Award in 2014, says Keep Britain Tidy.
Downing will raise the Green flag at Marine Cove alongside volunteers
and Sedgemoor staff this Wednesday (30th July) at 6.30pm, coinciding
with a Light up the Lake event for Weston Hospice, as
Apex Park's flag will be raised on Wednesday 6th August at 10.30am,
coinciding with annual National Playday event at the park.
Britain Tidys Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd
said: "We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking
year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces."
Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks
managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and
hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone
to enjoy. Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities
and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more
awards than ever before."