Larry at Bark Park

Bark Park open in Apex Park

THERE will be plenty of waggy tails at Apex Park, Highbridge, after the opening of a new Bark Park in memory of Roy Woodberry.

The park equipment features five pieces of kit – weave posts, an up-and-over, a cat walk, crawl through and a tunnel.

A council spokesperson said: “Roy started training dogs at Apex in the 70’s right up to 2017 when he had to give up due to ill health.

“There is no doubt that Roy helped many local people over the years with socialising and any training their dogs needed.

“He was at Apex every Sunday, come rain or shine, and a lot of people (and dogs) benefited from Roy’s help.”

The project, costing £9,500, has been paid for by donations in memory of Roy Woodberry along with funding from Sedgemoor District Council and Burnham & Highbridge Town Council.

A recent survey of 1,024 Apex Park users undertaken by The Friends of Apex Park and Sedgemoor District Council found that 72% of visitors go there to walk a dog.

A plaque in memory of Roy will be installed in the near future.

Photo shows Larry ready to use the Bark Park equipment.

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