Burnham's new-look Marine Cove re-opened to public
The £360,000 project to refurbish Burnham-On-Sea's Marine
Cove gardens is nearing completion and the facilities have this
week been re-opened to the public.
The bulk of the work has been finished and a formal opening ceremony
is being scheduled for mid-December.
works at Marine Cove are virtually complete and visitors can now
enjoy them in their refurbished splendour," Sedgemoor District
Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Despite the last minute hitches with works, the gardens
are open, with the official opening ceremony being scheduled for
December 10th at 3pm."
The project was held up last month when, as Burnham-On-Sea.com
the main building company, St Blaise, called in the administrators,
causing the project to be placed on hold for several weeks.
The district council had to appoint local contractors to enable
the remaining work to be completed.
Work carried out over the past fortnight includes the painting
of the shelters, completion of tarmac work, stonemason's work,
replacement of the sundial, new lighting, plus completion of the
fence, benches, pointing and pond.
£360,000 refurbishment project - which has been part-funded
with £344,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund - includes
landscaping, walls, fencing, lighting, paving, seating and water
The project is also being funded by Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
Town Council, Viridor Credits and Sedgemoor District Council.
To become a volunteer helper at Marine Cove contact Jacqui Strong,
its Community Gardener, by email here.
The new-look Marine Cove gardens in Burnham-On-Sea this week (Photos: