areas across the Burnham-On-Sea area win top county awards
standard of playing fields across the Burnham-On-Sea area has
this week been praised during a ceremony to recognise the best
play facilities in Somerset.
of the Somerset County Playing Fields Association named the county's
top playing fields during their AGM when a series of awards was
of representatives from parish councils across Somerset attended
Thursday's event, which was held in Woolavington.
awards were presented by the Chairman of the Association, Councillor
Dave Durdan, who is also Taunton's Mayor this year.
Schollar of Mark Parish Council, pictured above, received
the June Wood Cup for best Play Area.
Parish Council retained the trophy they won last year despite
fierce competition from a number of excellent entries across the
region. The judges praised the play area for its overall quality,"
said a spokesman.
judges also rated New Road playing field in East Huntspill as
one of the most improved playing fields in Somerset and it came
third in the overall Playing Field Category. Kathryn Cooke of
East Huntspill Parish Council, right, received the award.
Parish Council did well too. Berrow Village Green came a very
close second to Mark in the play area category while the Red Road
Playing Field also received a Highly Commended certificate.
the play areas category, the winners were: 1 Mark Parish Council
Vole Road Play Area; 2 Berrow Village Green; 3= Dunster
Packhorse Playing Field; 3= Dulverton - Barns Close Play Area;
HC Dulverton - Kings Corner Play Area; HC Street - Victoria Field;
HC Butleigh - Holm Oak Play Area; and HC Woolavington - Lower
the playing fields category, the winners were: 1 Somerton Recreation
Ground; 2 Churchill Ladymeade Lane Playing Field; 3= Wedmore Playing
Field; 3= East Huntspill Playing Field New Road; Highly
Commended (HC) Cossington - QE II, RM Smith Field, Brent Road;
HC Butleigh Backtown Playing Field; HC Queen Camel Playing Field;
HC Seavington Playing Field; HC Hatch Beauchamp Lady Alice
Gore Memorial Grounds; HC Norton Fitzwarren Football Field; HC
Milverton Recreation Ground; HC Dulverton Sportsfield; HC Allerford
& Selworthy; HC Nether Stowey Playing Field; HC Failand &
Portbury Cricket Club; and HC Berrow Red Road Playing Field.