July 30, 2015
Green Flag award ceremonies held at Burnham and Highbridge parks

Coveted 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.

The Green Flag awards, announced last week by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognise the best parks and green spaces across the country.

Marine 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.

Councillor Ian Dyer, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, who led Wednesday's flag raising ceremonies, told "It 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."

"Sedgemoor District Council is very proud to have once again been recognised in two separate locations for Green Flag awards. Well done to all involved, here’s to another year."

Nationally, 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 facilities.

International 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."

Pictured: Wednesday's flag raising ceremonies (Photos: Mo Hunt)


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