June 17, 2008
signs spruced up for summer on Burnham seafront
Mayor, Peter Clayton, installed one of several refurbished signs
along the town's seafront this week as work to spruce them up
for the summer holiday period was completed.
winter of storms and high winds had left many of the Esplanade's
signs looking worse for wear, so work began in February
on refurbishing them in time for the tourist season.
Peter Clayton and his fiance, Mayoress Jo Burridge, decided to
save the town council - and tax payers - several hundred pounds
by repainting the signs and replacing their metal exteriors for
Clayton added: "The finger posts were in much worse condition
than we first thought and all had to be stripped right down to
the metal. The salt water had got under the old paint, but the
end result is superb and we're happy to have helped."
photo shows Mayor Peter Clayton on Burnham seafront this week.