re-opening of Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens
official opening of Burnham-On-Sea's refurbished Marine Cove gardens
has been postponed this week due to last-minute delays in getting
the project completed.
District Council announced on Wednesday (September 14th) that
it is delaying the opening ceremony which had been planned for
Saturday September 24th and will announce a new date soon.
understands the delays centre around the completion of lighting
and water features.
Banham, Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Certain aspects of the work have taken longer than anticipated
to complete, such as the water feature and lighting."
council has therefore decided that the planned ceremony was too
close to the completion of the project for it to have everything
in place that it would want for the opening ceremony."
added: "The council is working hard with the Friends of Marine
Cove and all local agencies to ensure that the final stages of
the restoration project are completed as soon as possible and
will announce the new date for the ceremony when it has been finalised."
£360,000 refurbishment project - which is being part-funded
with £344,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund - includes
new paving, landscaping, walls, fencing, lighting, seating and
water features at the seafront gardens.
During the past week, new turf has been laid, the seafront shelters
have been given a final coat of paint and a replica 1920s cherub
statue has been re-introduced to the centre of the garden's pond.
The newly-refurbished Marine Cove gardens in Burnham-On-Sea