photos: New £300k extension at Burnham's BASC ground opened
£300,000 extension of a popular Burnham-On-Sea sports centre
was officially opened at a ceremony on Saturday morning (March
ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Burnham's BASC Ground to mark
the opening of its refurbished changing facilities and new viewing
ceremony was led by Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress, plus the Chairman
of Sedgemoor District Council, the Vice President of the RFU and
a trustee of Viridor.
50 other guests attended, many of whom have been closely involved
with BASC (the Burnham Association of Sports Clubs) in the project
or as workers for their respective sports clubs.
project included the construction of a single storey 14 metre
extension to the south of the existing clubhouse housing three
new changing rooms, all with en-suite showers and toilets.
Bloodworth from the BASC Project Team told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is a major project for the benefit of sport and leisure
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, bringing our club house facilities
up-to-date and further promoting BASC as the sporting venue of
choice for all people of the area."
for the project came from several sources. Waste management company
Viridor's Landfill Communities Fund gave a whopping £115,000.
Other cash came from the RFU (£100,000), Sedgemoor District
Council (£35,000), Somerset County Council (£10,000),
and the town council (£100). Richard House, owner of Holiday
Resort Unity and Brean Leisure Park, also committed £11,500.