April 13, 2006
seafront lights switched on by Burnham-On-Sea's
new seafront illuminations were switched on along Burnham's Esplanade
by the town's MP on Thursday evening.
Heathcoat-Amory pushed down a specially-made plunger to turn on
the new blue and white lights, which illuminated the seafront
between the Tourist Information Centre and Sailing Club.
crowd of almost 50 local residents and VIPs watched the ceremony
at Burnham's hovercraft station, including Mayor Eric Gill and
Mayoress Gilli Kenyon-Gill plus town and district councillors.
Heathcoat-Amory told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're a holiday
destination so it's quite right that we look like one too."
just have to look at these lights and you know Burnham is open
for business - I fully approve of them. It's a golden half-mile."
Neville Jones, who led the initiative to get the new lights installed,
added: "The new lights are actually very similar to the ones
installed in Nice, France - so we're now actually starting to
compete with some of the world's best holiday resorts!"
addition to the 16 new lights, 27 existing seafront illuminations
have been switched on between The Reed's Arms and St Andrew's
Church in time for the Easter holiday period.
get the go-ahead
plan put on hold
for seafront lights unveiled