blow hits modernisation work at Burnham's Princess Theatre
Princess Theatre may have to scale back its modernisation programme
after being turned down for a crucial grant that would have brought
in over £50,000.
The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre submitted an application
to Viridor Environmental to fund the refurbishment of the building's
kitchen, bar and other areas.
It comes after the Town Council took
on ownership of The Princess from Sedgemoor District Council
earlier this year.
Cllr Chris Williams, who is Vice Chairman of the council's Princess
Management Committee, told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Monday (October
3rd): "Unfortunately, Viridor has told us it will not be
giving The Princess a grant, which is disappointing."
"We'll need to closely look through the capital improvements
programme and possibly remove some of the proposed changes or
scale them back to reduce costs."
Town Council Eileen Shaw added: "Viridor's decision is based
on the fact that we have not been in possession of the building
for very long. They may reconsider at a later date."
The improvements include modernising the bar and kitchen, carrying
out external decorations and making structural changes.
Meanwhile, The Princess's first event directly promoted by the
Princess Management Committee, will be held this Friday - as reported