April 1, 2009
Struggling Highbridge traders will
get business rates reductions
District Council is to help traders in the centre of Highbridge
whose trade has been hit by long-running major roadworks.
to replace gas mains along Church Street began in January and
has caused endless queues of traffic and dented the trade of local
David Heathcoat-Amory visited the business owners in February,
as pictured, when he saw at first hand the problems.
matter was taken up with Sedgemoor's Revenues Team, who announced
on Wednesday that a solution had been found.
Valuation Office have visited the area and ascertained that the
size of the works undertaken and time they will take to complete
are sufficient to warrant a temporary reduction in the Rateable
Value of properties affected," council spokeswoman Claire
Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Valuation Officer will process these reductions shortly, which
will enable Sedgemoor District Council to issue revised Business
Rate bills to the affected traders."
by Burnham-On-Sea.com, businesses in Church Street say their trade
has been badly hit by the three months of work.