Published: February 27, 2007
New safety barrier and warning signs installed on Burnham-On-Sea jetty

Burnham-On-Sea's jetty has been re-opened for public use today, Wednesday 28th February, after a new barrier and warning signs wee put into place on Tuesday.

Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told the jetty was re-opening to allow "residents and holiday makers alike to use it in time for the start of the holiday season."

On 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.

Meanwhile, 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 May.


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