March 24, 2011
of former Highbridge school will go ahead next week
to demolish Highbridges former Beechfield School will begin
next week as planned following the completion of an investigation
into the possible discovery of a colony of bats in the building.
earlier this week that wildlife experts had been called in by
Somerset County Council to investigate whether bats were nesting
in the roof of the former school, which could have delayed the
However, County Council spokeswoman Elizabeth Kulh confirmed
to Burnham-On-Sea.com on Thursday that ecologists had concluded
their survey and found no bats living in the building. It means
the demolition work scheduled to begin on Monday March 28th will
now proceed as planned.
The school closed last year, as Burnham-On-Sea.com
reported here, when Beechfield and St Johns merged to
form Churchfield School.