Flag award ceremonies held at Burnham and Highbridge parks
Green Flags were raised in two parks in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
on Wednesday (July 29th) after they were named as being among
the country's very best.
Green Flag awards, announced last week by environmental charity
Keep Britain Tidy, recognise the best parks and green spaces across
Cove on Burnham's Esplanade has received its Green Flag Award
for a fourth year while Apex Park in Highbridge received its for
a ninth year this week.
Apex Park received its highest ever score to really highlight
how exceptional the park is.
Ian Dyer, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, who led Wednesday's
flag raising ceremonies, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is
with thanks to Sedgemoors 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
District Council is very proud to have once again been recognised
in two separate locations for Green Flag awards. Well done to
all involved, heres to another year."
1582 parks and green spaces have received a prestigious Green
Flag Award in 2015.
A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the
space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained,
holds regular events, is appropriately marketed and has excellent
Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "We are delighted
to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag
Award scheme. All the flags flying this year are a testament to
the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and
volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards
demanded by the Green Flag Award."
Wednesday's flag raising ceremonies (Photos: Mo Hunt)