January 28, 2009
race is underway to take over Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Hall
groups are now in the running to take over Burnham-On-Sea's Princess
One is a commercial group of local businessmen, the other is a
group of local arts and music enthusiasts, and the third is the
Friends of The Princess, which was set-up last year by Sedgemoor
District Council to look after the building in the short-term.
well-known local faces behind the two new groups say they do not
want to be named, while discussions are underway with Sedgemoor
District Council regarding the possible acquisition of the loss-making
of the arts group met Sedgemoor District Council bosses last Wednesday
(January 21st) and told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards that the
meeting had been "very positive."
spokesman for the group explained its plan for the building: "We
intend to attract big name music acts to the Princess, not tribute
bands or 1970s groups, but current stars who will attract large
crowds of new visitors into Burnham."
reported last month
that the future of the hall was a little
brighter following the creation of a new 'friends' group.
District Council have been responsible for the Princess since
local Government reorganisation in 1974. The Princess was subject
to a major refurbishment (£700,000 plus) in the mid 1990s.