The Green Flag Award
Apex Park Green Flag Award
The Apex Park has once again been awarded the Green Flag. The flag was raised on Wedsnesday 20th September 2017 by Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Councillor Mike Caswell together with Friends group members.
This is a very prestigious award. The Green Flag Award scheme continues to grow internationally with expansion into the Netherlands and Germany due to ambitious pilot projects.
The Green Flag Award Scheme is managed in the UK by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace. Known collectively as the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the consortium manages the scheme in England on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Green Flag Award recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces. Any green space in the UK is eligible to win this award providing it is freely accessible to the public. Previous winners include parks managed by local authorities as well as those run by community groups and trusts. The scheme was set up in 1996.
Sedgemoor's other Green Flag award winning park is Marine Cove Gardens, Burnham-on-Sea.
Green Flag Award® applications are judged against eight key criteria. For more information on the full criteria, please visit their website; http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org
The Apex Park first won the Green Flag Award back in 2009 and has won it every year since then!
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Sedgemoor District Council's Chairman Cllr Moreton and Parks and Open Spaces Project Officer Marina Turner collected the award from Michaela Strachan at a ceremony in Bournemouth 2009.