Published: September 30,
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.
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com 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.