Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens officially opened
newly-refurbished Marine Cove gardens were officially opened on
Saturday (December 10th) during a special ceremony.
wet weather, a crowd of over 150 people attended the grand opening,
which was organised by The Friends of Marine Cove following the
completion of a £360,000 four-year project to refurbish
District Council Chairman Cllr Gill Slocombe formally
opened the facilities alongside Burnham-On-Sea's
Carnival Queen, Jenny Yip, and her princesses Catherine
Tolley and Alyssa Jarvis.
There was also entertainment in the gardens from Burnham's Mudlarks
Community Choir, Burnham Dreamscheme and Berrow's Fei Lung Kwan
Kung Fu group,
who performed a spectacular
Chinese Lion Dance. A special mini-production of
'The Night before Christmas' was also performed, followed by carols
refurbishment project was part-funded with £344,200
from the Heritage Lottery Fund plus grants from Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council, Viridor and Sedgemoor District Council.
new landscaping, walls, fencing, lighting, paving, seating and
vision is for these gardens to be an example for others who need
a model of how to restore a small historic garden," said
Sedgemooor's Chairman Gill Slocombe. "This has been a wonderful
occasion for Burnham and for everyone involved."
thanked Sedgemoor's Parks Team of Harley Cook, Marina Turner and
Jacqui Strong for all their involvement at Marine Cove over the
past few years.