Resident calls for improved public toilet
facilities near Manor Gardens
Burnham-On-Sea resident has called on councillors to improve public
toilet facilities available in the town's Manor Gardens, pictured
Lang of Gloucester Road this week won the backing of Burnham town
councillors after calling on Sedgemoor District Council bosses
to improve the
facilities at Pinnocks Croft at the back of Manor Gardens.
an open letter to Sedgemoor District Council Chief Executive Kerry
Rickard, Mike said: "On
August Bank Holiday Monday, our charity group ran a stall at the
annual hospital fete, and I was astounded to find that these toilets
were not fully functional."
to reach the nearest available public toilets, one had to cross
Berrow road, walk to and through a car park, then eventually through
a narrow lane to reach toilets at the rear of Seaview road. This
is not a satisfactory solution if you are elderly or a mother
with young children."
I recognise Sedgemoor District Council's need to save money, I
feel this is yet another example of their failure to recognize
the needs of both Burnham-On-Sea ratepayers and holidaymakers
issue was discussed at the latest Burnham Town Council meeting,
where leader Peter Clayton said: "Mr Lang's correct - this
problem definitely needs to be addressed. I believe there is a
sum of money available for such work that should enable Sedgemoor
to do something here."
Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr Eric Gill, added his support,
saying: "We're all very much in accord on this."
council will feed back its comments to the district council in
the coming days to press for changes.
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