The standard of playing fields in the Burnham-On-Sea area has been praised during a ceremony to recognise the best facilities in Somerset.

Members of the Somerset County Playing Fields Association named the county’s best-kept and equipped playing fields during their AGM when a series of awards was announced, including several for the Burnham area.

Burnham’s BASC Ground was highly comnmended in the best playing fields category. BASC Treasurer Peter Gaylard, who is pictured above receiving the award, said he was pleased the facilities had been praised.

East Huntspill’s New Road Field received a bronze award, delighting the village’s Liz Birt and Gordon Boyer, pictured above.

Mark Parish Council was also celebrating after its Vole Road Recreation Area won a silver award in the play area category. Eileen Corkish is pictured receiving the award.

Dozens of representatives from parish councils across Somerset attended this yar’s event, held in Woolavington. The top award for Somerset’s best playing field went to Wedmore’s Blackford Road Field. Berrow also earned high praise.

2015 FIELD OF THE YEAR – PLAYING FIELD CATEGORY

1) WEDMORE PLAYING FIELD COMMITTEE – Blackford Road Field

2) SOMERTON TOWN COUNCIL – Gassons Lane Field

3= CHURCHILL PARISH COUNCIL – Ladymeade Lane Field

3= EAST HUNTSPILL PARISH COUNCIL – New Road Field

HC COSSINGTON PARISH COUNCIL – QEII, R.M. Smith Field

HC ASH PARISH COUNCIL – Recreation Ground

HC BURNHAM ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS CLUBS – Stoddens Road

HC STAWLEY RECREATION FIELD COMMITTEE

HC WOOLAVINGTON PLAYING FIELD ASS’N – Sportsfield, Sedgemoor Way

HC DULVERTON SPORTSFIELD COMMITTEE – Millham Lane, Sportsfield

HC NETHER STOWEY PLAYING FIELD COMMITTEE – Recreation Ground

HC BERROW PARISH COUNCIL – Red Road Recreation Ground

HC VICTORIA FIELD CHARITY COMMITTEE – Victoria Field, Street

HC MEARE PARISH COUNCIL – Muddy Lane Playing Field

PLAY AREA CATEGORY

1 WOOLAVINGTON PLAYING FIELD ASSOCIATION – Lower Playing Field

2 MARK PARISH COUNCIL – Vole Road Recreation Area

3= ILTON PARISH COUNCIL – Copse Lane Play Area

3= TICKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL – Clevedon Road Play Area

HC DULVERTON TOWN COUNCIL – Kings Corner Play Area

HC DULVERTON TOWN COUNCIL – Barns Close Play Area

HC BERROW PARISH COUNCIL – Berrow Village Green

HC DUNSTER PACKHORSE PLAYING FIELD COMMITTEE – Packhorse Playing Field

HCDINDER COMMUNITY FIELD COMMITTEE – The Dragons Den Play Area

HC PEN SELWOOD PLAYING FIELD COMMITTEE – Community Field