lines return outside Burnham hovercraft station
yellow lines which were covered up during roadworks a month ago
outside Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft station were re-introduced
on Wednesday (October 12th) after safety fears were raised earlier
in the week.
Hovercraft charity BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) warned on
Monday that vital minutes could be wasted in reaching beach
rescues because council delays in repainting the double yellow
lines had led to many motorists parking their vehicles outside
the seafront station, potentially preventing the life-saving hovercrafts
Somerset County Council spokeswoman Elizabeth Kulh told Burnham-On-Sea.com
on Wednesday: "There was a breakdown in communication between
the contractor and sub-contractor after recent resurfacing work
which is being investigated."
"When the error was recognised, prompt action by the contractor
quickly reinstated the no parking zone."
BARB Operations Manager Mike Lowe said: "We are grateful
to the council for resolving this matter. We hope that the problem
of vehicles blocking our hovercrafts during recent weeks has now