students create new seating area at Highbridge's Apex Park
Apex Park is to get a brand new seating area thanks to the work
of a group of students at Bridgwater College.
new circular seating area is to be installed next week after work
from Bridgwater College's carpentry students and funding from
Sedgemoor District Council and The Friends of Apex Park.
£800 project, which was led by Friends of Apex Park volunteer
Valerie-Jane Morley, involves Bridgwater College's carpentry students
designing, making and installing the seating area which will be
a welcome addition to the Green Flag award-winning park.
new bench seating, which accommodates around 16 people, will be
unveiled within the new woodland walk area of the park on Monday
new and improved area of Apex Park also features a bark chipping
path for ease of access and to encourage exploration of the woodland.
Later in the year, a new interpretive walking trail will be launched
to encourage further use of this area. The wooden wraparound bench
will be fixed in place on a mature Black Poplar tree. The bench
is made from sturdy European hardwood and is expected to have
a lifespan of roughly 25 years.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our splendid new bench is placed
at a half-way point from the River Brue back to the Apex car park
- a welcome rest for those who may need to take the weight off
their feet or just watch the clouds roll by."