Park recognised as one of UK's top parks by Green Flag scheme
Apex Park has this week been recognised by the nationwide Green
Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the country.
Apex Park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces
that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award, the mark of a
quality park or green space.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to
the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental
standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Mike Cresswell, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award
for eleventh time. It is with thanks to Sedgemoors Parks,
Clean Surroundings and Dog Warden staff, as well as the incredible
support from the Friends of Apex Park Improvements Group, that both
parks are in tip-top condition for their wide range of visitors."
"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents
and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication of that goes
into maintaining Apex Park such a high standard."
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."
flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who
work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green
Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging
times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people."
The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity
Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Department of Communities
and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful,
Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Federation
of City Farms and Community Gardens and the National Housing Federation.
Keep Britain Tidy campaign for quality parks and green spaces for
everyone, inspire people to be litter-free, to waste less and to