landmarks to be refurbished to mark Royal Jubilee
than £3,500 is to be spent on refurbishing two familiar
landmarks in Burnham-On-Sea to mark next year's Jubilee celebrations.
Town Council has approved plans to overhaul the Victorian
fountain in Seaview Road and the bandstand in the Manor Gardens
ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June.
council looks set to spend over £2,000 on sprucing up the
water fountain, pictured here. The work includes £1,020
to steam clean the stonework and carry out repairs to its base,
plus £650 on replacing the lion's head, £400 on a
new jubilee plaque, and a further £575 on the fountain's
councillors have also approved £900 of work for the bandstand
in the Manor Gardens. The metalwork and roof will be repainted
and repairs will be made to the lighting and electrics.
Clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The work was
scheduled to go ahead some time over the next year, but the Jubilee
celebrations make it an ideal time to complete the work, delivering
some lasting improvements for the town in years to come."
council was criticized earlier this month for spending £2,200
on 1,500 mugs to be distributed to every primary schoolchild in
Burnham and Highbridge, as we first covered here.
town clock is also being replaced as part of the Jubilee celebrations,
as we recently featured here.