The Friends of Apex Park in Highbridge are waiting to hear whether they have won a Green Flag for the popular wildlife park.

The judges visited the park at the end of May and the group is now awaiting the outcome to see if they clinch another Green Flag, which recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces across the UK.

Staff from Sedgemoor District Council’s Clean Surroundings Team and The Friends of Apex Park walked around the 42-acre park with the judges and answered questions that were put to them.

The Green Flag Award results will be announced on July 16th and a record number of applications have been received this year.

2023 sites have applied for the prestigious Award, from world-famous parks to local community green spaces. Cemeteries, University Campuses, Woodlands and Nature Reserves join the growing list of green spaces bidding to win.

The Green Flag Award aims to ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.

It also aims to ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve, and to establish standards of good management.

Meanwhile, the council says there is still time to enter a photography competition being run by the Friends of Apex Park. If you have taken a photo in Apex Park that you think could be a winner, visit http://friendsofapexpark.webeden.co.uk to download an entry form. You can also request an entry form by emailing parks@sedgemoor.gov.uk. The closing date is October 1st.