May 16, 2011
Brean police appeal for more helpers to run new information point
Brean police have opened a new information point in the centre
of the village and issued an appeal for volunteers to help run
Local businesses have donated the static caravan, organised planning
permission for it, and also redecorated and carpeted the vehicle,
which is located in the grounds of The Cable & Wireless site
opposite Brean Leisure Park.
The aim is for the facilities to be open as often as possible
between 10am-4pm, but the pool of volunteers is stretched.
are managing 2-3 days a week at the moment, but would love to
have it manned seven days a week by the peak season," PC
Esther Robinson told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"We need more volunteers, so we would urge anyone with local
knowledge of the area to come forward and help."
She added: "We are very grateful to all the local businesses
for their support and for providing this facility. It will enable
residents and holidaymakers to have a direct point of contact
with their local beat team, offering advice and dealing with various
Inspector Roger Tolley added: "This is a really exceptional
example of what can be done when communities get together and
want to make things happen for the better."
"Nothing has been too difficult for those involved in this
project and they should be justifiably proud of their achievement.
What has resulted from their hard work is a dedicated post that
will be of real positive benefit to the whole community, both
visitors and residents, as well as being a contact point for the
Police and other service agencies in Brean and the surrounding
Potential volunteers who are able to help the new service should
call in at the facilities or call Burnham-On-Sea police on 0845