November 17, 2008
gets underway at fire-ravaged former Highbridge Hotel
to clean up the site of the fire-hit Highbridge Hotel has begun
during the last week.
the request of the town and district councils, litter and debris
outside the front of the former hotel has been removed, as pictured
here, and new signs warning trespassers to keep out have been
work comes after property owner Derek
Mead met with Sedgemoor District Council's Corporate Director
Doug Bamsey and members of the Regeneration Partnership earlier
this month when Mr Mead said the renovation work would start
clerk Eileen Shaw said nearby residents were concerned about the
"unsightly" state of the building, which had been blighted
by "fly posting and large amounts of rubbish."
property was left in an unstable condition following a huge
April and has been boarded up ever since.
Mead told Burnham-On-Sea.com in September
that he wants to restore the listed building to its former glory.