Green Flag awards raised at Burnham and Highbridge parks
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have this week been presented
with coveted environmental awards.
national Green Flag Award project has unveiled this years
award winners and both Marine Cove and Apex Park are once again
amongst the very best in the UK.
Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, alongside volunteers and
Sedgemoor staff, raised the new 2016 Green flag at Marine Cove
and Apex Park this week.
Cove Gardens has received the Green Flag Award for the fifth year
running while Apex Park in Highbridge is receiving it for the
tenth year in a row.
Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the park
boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained,
holds regular events, is appropriately marketed, and has excellent
Ian Dyer, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, 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 of visitors."
District Council is very proud to have once again been recognised
in two separate locations for Green Flag awards. Well done to
award, now celebrating its 20th year, recognises and rewards the
UK's best parks and green spaces across the country.
Green Flag Awards are judged by an army of more than 700 green
space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites
and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural
standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.
Nationally, 1,686 parks and green spaces have received a prestigious
Green Flag Award in 2016.