of bidders for Burnham's Princess Hall to be revealed
future of Burnham-On-Seas Princess Hall will take a step
forward next week when the list of firms in the running to take
over it will be revealed.
Sedgemoor District Council is expected to announce the firms who
have submitted bids as part of the commercial competition to manage
Among the groups will be The Friends of The Princess, which currently
runs the hall in conjunction with Sedgemoor District Council.
Nicola Slawski, Group Manager of Regeneration at Sedgemoor District
Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The European competition
is underway and from February 3rd we will be in a position to
say how many bids have been received and by whom."
"We will then assess the bid or bids and announce
the successful group or firm later in the year."
first reported last year that several local groups were considering
making bids to take over the hall and turn it into an entertainment
District Council has been responsible for the Princess since a
local Government re-organisation in 1974. The Princess was subject
to a major refurbishment (costing £700,000 plus) in the
mid 1990s, but has been a loss-making facility in recent years,
sparking fears that it may close. The district council is seeking
a new owner to take it over and run it as a community facility.