A £29,000 project to upgrade footpaths around Apex Park in Highbridge to make them safer and more accessible for users has been completed.

The work has been funded using developer contributions ring-fenced for parks and recreation purposes.

Somerset Council says pathways around the popular park have been resurfaced to repair damage, and a wider path has been introduced leading to the River Brue estuary.

A new link path has also been unveiled around the skate park perimeter, and a new surface has been installed on the main lake slipway ramp.

A Somerset Council spokesperson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Some works were safety related, others were park improvements such as the new pathway provided alongside the skate park, and others led to the widening of the path leading to the river estuary.”

“All works totalled £29,000 and were funded using developer contributions ring-fenced for parks and recreation purposes.”

The work has been welcomed by many Apex Park users. One told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “As a dog owner who comes to Apex every day, this is a welcome improvement that makes it safer to enjoy walks around the park – there had been .”

 
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