Published: August 14, 2010
MP gives her support to Coast Road footpath protest in Berrow

Burnham-On-Sea MP Tessa Munt has given her support to campaigners calling for a new footpath to be built along Coast Road in Berrow.

She joined a protest march, organised by the Berrow Local Action Team, on Saturday (August 14h) where she told protesters that they have her full backing.

She told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am very sympathetic with the campaigners. It's ludicrous that more has not been done to make this dangerous stretch of road safer."

"It's time for some fresh, innovative thinking. Ken Maddock, the leader of the County Council, needs to re-visit his previous decisions, see the community backing here, and work with us to make things happen."

She added: "This is a dangerous road for pedestrians at all times of the year. When traffic is sparse, it moves faster and when it's busy at this time of the year, the road is even more dangerous for pedestrians."

Ken May, Chairman of Berrow's Local Action, who is pictured above with the MP, said he was happy with how Saturday's protest had gone, even though the number of protesters was depleted by the poor weather. A further march is planned next Saturday.

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article|

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here