Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents are being encouraged to vote for the town’s Apex Park after it was nominated to become the UK’s Best Park.

Sedgemoor District Council has nominated the popular Highbridge park to become ‘best park’ as part of the 2017 ‘Fields in Trust Awards’.

Voting is underway online and residents can show their support by voting here before the deadline of 5pm on Friday 3rd November.

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge MP’s James Heappey met with The Friends Of Apex Park team this week to congratulate them on the nomination.

Mr Heappey was accompanied by members of The Friends Of Apex Park and representatives from Sedgemoor District Council.

“To have one of the best parks in the country here in Burnham and Highbridge is fantastic,” the MP told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

“We need to make sure that everyone votes for the park to become the best park in the country. To win would be wonderful recognition for the work by Sedgemoor District Council and the volunteers at the Friends of Apex Park for the community.”

Fields in Trust was founded back in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V. Its mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled, and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation.

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3rd November and the winner of UK’s Best Park 2017 will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29th November.

Pictured: Apex Park in Highbridge and, top, Burnham-On-Sea’s MP with the volunteers from the Friends of Apex Park and councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton, John Woodman and Janet Keen this week