to overhaul Burnham's Marine Cove Gardens unveiled
to overhaul Marine Cove Gardens on Burnham seafront have been
unveiled by town councillors this week.
long-overdue revamp includes plans to introduce sea-view seating,
repair the bus shelters at the front, alter access to the facility
and consider introducing CCTV to tighten up on security.
Neville Jones told fellow councillors on Monday (September 5th):
"It's time we got something done here. The area badly needs
attention. Marine Cove suffers from two problems - not enough
people know about the gardens and, secondly, the area often attracts
people who do visit say you can't see the sea. You only see the
wall! You can't even see the sea from the seats at the front of
the gardens, so why not have seats raised up with shallow steps?"
order to tackle social problems in the gardens, it is proposed
that the only entrance would be via the Nelson Gates, which were
opened in March this year.
only means of access would be at the front via the Nelson Gates,"
said Cllr Jones. "There would not be access from the back
or the sides."
proposed improvements at the gardens include re-introducing water
fountains, replacing the sundial, adding new signs and adding
want this to be included in Sedgemoor District Council's programme
and to be included in next year's funding round," he said.
"Vast amounts are being spent in Bridgwater while Burnham
and Highbridge are being left behind."
Poole and Mansfield backed the proposal, adding that the gardens
badly need updating.
Marine Cove Trafalagar gates officially