December 16, 2010
talks' ongoing over future of Burnham's Princess theatre
to safeguard the future of Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened
Princess Theatre are still ongoing with a positive announcement
expected over the next few weeks.
Sedgemoor District Council has said it is 'fully committed' to
the Princess despite controversially abandoning its procurement
process to find a new owner earlier this year.
Talks are currently underway between the Town Council and District
Council about the future of the building - with 'confidential'
discussions taking place in recent weeks.
Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun confirmed
to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "Negotiations are positive
And Town Council Clerk Eileen Shaw added: "Talks are ongoing
with the district council about several options."
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported on the district council's surprise
decision to pull the plug on its procurement process in September
Among the bidders for the building were S&D Cinemas, which
runs Burnham's Ritz Cinema, and The Friends of The Princess, which
operates the hall in conjunction with Sedgemoor District Council.
District Council has been responsible for the loss-making Princess
Theatre in Princess Street since a local Government re-organisation