WITH over seventy parks, gardens, open spaces, and play areas, Sedgemoor District Council is celebrating Love Parks Week (July 29 to August 5).

It has been a busy few weeks for the Parks and Clean Surroundings Teams, getting planters, borders, parks, and open spaces in tip-top order for the school and summer holiday season.

At Marine Cove Gardens in Burnham on Sea, following storm damage earlier this year, they have recently replaced the four-column lights with energy-efficient LED lanterns.

Bridgwater Mercury: The Marine Cove lanternThe Marine Cove lantern

These had to be specially sourced and painted to match the heritage status of the gardens.

In Victoria Park in Bridgwater, the ball courts were re-lined, giving a lovely clear playing surface.

Upgrading the play equipment at Chamberlin Avenue in Bridgwater is going well, with most of the new equipment installed.

Bridgwater Mercury: Victoria Park in BridgwaterVictoria Park in Bridgwater

A spokesperson said: “Once the safety surface is laid later this week and subsequently inspected, we hope that the £40,000 upgraded play area will open next week.

“Sedgemoor’s Clean Surroundings staff inspect over 400 separate pieces of play equipment across the district in over 70 parks and open spaces each and every week.

“Our specially trained playground inspectors recently undertook further training this week to allow them to do repairs to safety gates whilst they carry out their weekly inspections.”