information centre received 76,000 visitors in first year
seafront information centre received almost 76,000 visitors during
its first year under new management, it was revealed on Saturday
(April 14th) as its volunteers celebrated the centre's first anniversary.
group BIARS (Burnham Information and Rescue Support) took over
the centre a year ago from Sedgemoor District Council, saving
it from closure.
then, dozens of volunteers have come forward to help run the centre
- which helped 75,985 visitors during the past 12 months.
from BIARS celebrated the anniversary on Saturday afternoon with
a special open day and a cake-cutting ceremony, as pictured here.
big thank you goes to all our volunteers and supporters who have
helped to make BIARS such a success in its first year," a
BIARS spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
intend to build further on this solid start during our second
took over the facilities from Sedgemoor District Council in April
2011. Its team of volunteers hand out tourist and community information
while also providing sea safety advice and selling merchandise
for BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) and Burnham's branch of the
volunteers are welcome to join the centre's friendly team by calling
in at the centre or visiting the group online here.
Volunteers at Saturday's first anniversary celebrations in Burnham
and, above, volunteers Roy and Brenda Adams cutting the cake
BIARS web page