Published: September 30, 2010
Future of Burnham-On-Sea's tourist centre to be decided

The future of Burnham-On-Sea's closure-threatened Tourist Information Centre is to be decided over the next fortnight.

Several proposals for the centre, situated on The Esplanade, will be discussed when Sedgemoor District Council's Executive meets on Wednesday October 13th.

It comes after cash-strapped Sedgemoor District Council announced last November that it could no longer afford to fund the premises. The Town Council came to the rescue in February when it provided a £50,000 lifeline to keep it open until 31 March 2011, alongside £28,000 from the district council, but a long-term solution is required to keep it open beyond next spring.

Doug Bamsey, Corporate Director at Sedgemoor District Council, confirmed to on Thursday (September 30th): "Several proposals for the TIC will be considered at the meeting on the 13th."

"A draft report outlining the proposals has been circulated to members this week ahead of the meeting.

He added: "The matter is likely to be discussed as an exempt item behind closed doors due to the sensitive commercial nature of the decision."

The recommendations from Burnham's Tourist Information Centre Working Party have also been sent to the council for consideration.


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