on Burnham's Marine Cove restoration project
Work to complete Burnham-On-Sea's £360,000 Marine Cove
gardens restoration project re-started on Monday (October 10th)
following last month's shock news that the main building contractor
overseeing the work had gone into administration.
first revealed here
that building company St Blaise had called in administrators,
causing the project to be placed on hold for several weeks.
Sedgemoor District Council has since appointed new contractors
to ensure the remaining work is completed.
Harley Cook, Sedgemoor's Parks and Open Spaces Officer, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have appointed a new contractor to
finalise the 5% of work that is remaining and I hope it can all
be completed in 2-3 weeks, weather permitting."
"The final work includes painting and decorating the north
shelter, replacing the sun dial, completing the water features
and finalising electrical work."
Mr Cook added that is "very hopeful" that the new-look
gardens will re-open to the public before the end of the year.
£360,000 refurbishment project - which is being part-funded
with £344,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund - includes
landscaping, walls, fencing, lighting, paving, seating and water
Workmen re-starting the final construction tasks at Burnham's
Marine Cove on Monday (Photos: David Pearce)