Apex Park and Marine Cove Gardens Recognised as Excellent
Written by admin on October 16, 2020
Now more than ever people are seeing the benefit of parks and green spaces which is why Sedgemoor District Council is delighted to have been given Green Flag Awards for Marine Cove Gardens and Apex Park in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge.
The Green Flag Award is run by Keep Britain Tidy and has been going since 1997; recognising and rewarding well-managed, high quality green spaces that have excellent visitor facilities.
Once an area of clay digging and covering some 42 acres, Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park includes a large children’s play area, woodland walk, lake, outdoor gym and skate park. Marine Cove, originally part of the Old Vicarage estate, was first opened as formal public Gardens in 1927.
A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council said: “We have been awarded Green Flag Award status for these much-loved parks for a number of years now but it is especially appreciated this year which has be a challenging one for so many people using and tending these parks.
“The award honours the staff and volunteers who work so hard to keep our parks looking good. We are extremely proud and grateful to those who have helped us retain the award. The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us just how much everyone values our local parks and green spaces”.