January 20, 2009
begin over art group's proposals for Burnham's Princess Hall
group of Burnham-On-Sea businessmen who are considering buying
the town's Princess Hall to turn it into an arts and music centre
will be meeting district council bosses this week to discuss their
group, who have requested to remain anonymous, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week they would be meeting Sedgemoor District Council bosses
on Wednesday (January 21st) to discuss the ambitious proposals.
are considering setting up a charitable trust to run the facility,
which would be totally inclusive and would hold arts, film and
music events," the group's spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Sedgemoor District Council's control, the building is losing £107,000
a year, but we think that by properly promoting the venue we could
turn it into a thriving, financially viable facility."
about the group's plans first surfaced on Burnham-On-Sea's discussion
forums earlier this month.
District Council has been responsible for the Princess Hall since
taking over the building from the Town Council in the mid 1990's
- and many councillors and residents are keen to see its future
safeguarded amid a fresh round of cost-cutting by the district
reported last month
that the future of the hall was a little
brighter following the creation of a new 'friends' group to look