March 22, 2009
group unveiled to take over running of Burnham's Princess Hall
new group of Burnham-On-Sea residents who want to take on the
running of the town's ailing Princess Hall has been unevield this
'Team Princess', they have been working behind the scenes for
several months on plans to revitalise the theatre and community
building, pictured here.
group, consisting of Mike Lang, Tom Ashton, Jamei Roberts, Jeff
Ham and Gordon Clayton, is due to present its proposals for the
building to 'The Friends of the Princess' group.
group is also calling for a public meeting to be held at the theatre
to find ways of securing its future as a community facility.
spokesman for the group told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have
some exciting propsals to keep the Princess as a public resource
that everyone can use without exception, while at the same time
making enough money to secure its future."
added that this week's meeting with the Friends of the Princess
group is intended to find ways that the two groups can work closely
spokesman added: "It's not our intention to get involved
in setting up rival bids - the best way forward is for everybody
involved to get together."
want to expand this team and bring as many people as possible
into the bid. So far we have a season of live music events organised,
and are setting up comedy shows, theatre and arts perfomances
at the Princess for the autumn/winter of 2009/10."
vital to get the building back into regular use in the next few
months for the summer season."
from events organised inder the Team Princess banner will go towards
establishing the independent management and expansion of the buildings
activities, while preserving the conmmunity and the existing users
involvement and security."