students unveil new seating area at Highbridge's Apex Park
Apex Park has a brand new seating area thanks to the work of a
group of students from Bridgwater College.
new circular seating area was formally unveiled on Monday (January
19th) after a project by Bridgwater College's carpentry students
was helped by funding from Sedgemoor District Council and The
Friends of Apex Park.
£800 project, led by Friends of Apex Park volunteer Valerie-Jane
Morley, involved Bridgwater College's carpentry students designing,
making and installing the seating area which has become a welcome
addition at the award-winning park.
new bench seating, which accommodates around 16 people, was formally
unveiled within the new woodland walk area of the park on Monday
by Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Downing,
pictured with Valerie-Jane.
new and improved area of Apex Park also features a bark chipping
path for ease of access and to encourage exploration of the wood.
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."
Later in the year, a new interpretive walking trail will be launched
to encourage further use of this area.
wooden wraparound bench has been 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.