February 27, 2007
safety barrier and warning signs installed on Burnham-On-Sea jetty
jetty has been re-opened for public use today, Wednesday 28th
February, after a new barrier and warning signs wee put into place
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com
the jetty was re-opening to allow "residents and holiday
makers alike to use it in time for the start of the holiday season."
Tuesday, a new barrier went into place across the whole width
of the jetty, just below the point where launch vehicles access
the beach. Warning signs stating that "Jetty liable to subsidence
beyond this point - no access beyond this point" have also
been put into place.
reported last month
that Sedgemoor District Council had closed the landmark after
severe storms damaged the surface and coping stones underneath.
a full options report is being prepared by the council to find
a permanent solution to address the deteriorated state of the
jetty. The report is due go to the Executive for a decision in