Park recognised as one of UK's top parks as Green Flag is raised
Apex Park has this week been officially recognised by the nationwide
Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the country.
A ceremony was held at Apex Park on Wednesday (September 20th) to
raise the new flag at the entrance to the facilities, as pictured
is among 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have this year received
a prestigious Green Flag Award, the mark of a quality park or green
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.
Cllr Mike Cresswell, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, raised
the flag this week and 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