Burnham-On-Sea’s Marine Cove gardens unveiled its brand new Green Flag Award on Wednesday evening (July 30th).

The awards, announced this week by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognise and reward the best parks and green spaces across the country.

Marine Cove on Burnham’s Esplanade is receiving its Green Flag Award for a third year, as announced earlier this week.

Councillor Peter Downing, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, said Marine Cove’s award is especially well deserved after the gardens suffered serious vandalism last autumn and required substantial repairs.

“It is with thanks to Sedgemoor’s Parks, Clean Surroundings and Dog Warden staff, as well as the incredible support from the Friends of Marine Cove Gardens that the parks is in tip-top condition for its wide range of visitors,” he said.

“Sedgemoor District Council is very proud to have once again been recognised for this park. Marine Cove was inspected for the award only a few months after a serious vandalism incident so it just goes to show the hard work Sedgemoor staff and The Friends of Marine Cove put into the Gardens. Very well done to all involved.”

Nationally across the UK, 1,476 parks and green spaces are to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2014, says Keep Britain Tidy.

Apex Park’s flag will be raised on Wednesday 6th August at 10.30am, coinciding with annual National Playday event at the park.